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Q. How would you describe your life in only 8 words?

A. Law to Poetry; saw the light!

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Why not?

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Wonton noodle soup for breakfast...a school visit with enthusiastic, prepared kids...no traffic on the way back home...a sushi dinner with my husband and son...emails from friends...finding a new poem...falling asleep with the fragrance of gardenias blowing through the window screens. Yes, that would be Perfect Happiness!

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. blindness

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. My answer to this changes too frequently to give a good answer!

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. In another life, I think I was a dog...or the invisible in-between friend of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. There are so many, but one who stands above many of the rest is the Dalai Lama.

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "I'll do it tomorrow": I am a terrible procrastinator.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Fortunately I don't have many regrets. I'm very good at blocking out bad memories!

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. I would like to be able to swim like a fish (or dolphin). I often dream about that, and wrote a poem about it in NIGHT GARDEN: Poems from the World of Dreams.

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. Probably that I usually wear all black--or almost. My son used to say that I looked like a panda!

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