All posts by Sharon Dolin


It’s my first post, on this evening when Venus is transiting across the sun.

I’m speechless. But isn’t that what all images and poems do: bring us to the point that transcends language.
It’s the transition from Venus as an evening star to Venus as a morning star, so the scientists say.
I have no idea what this blog will be. Let it be a place for wonder. For poetry. For transitions planetary
as well as personal. The blog takes its name from my new book Whirlwind, which will transit into print this October.
As Bob Dylan says, I was in a whirlwind, now I’m in some better place. Let this be that better place.