evening ritual: poetry and prose

I've developed a lovely evening ritual.

Before falling asleep, I read

  • a Billy Collins poem (I'm reading through my six Billy Collins books, in order)
  • another poem or two (currently from the Garrison Keillor Good Poems anthology; I'm not a huge Keillor fan, but I like this collection)
  • a short piece of prose (right now, that's a chapter from The Flight of the Iguana, which I am really enjoying)
  • more of my current book — however much I can read before getting sleepy, from a paragraph to several chapters (the current book is Dreaming in Code, which I'm also really enjoying

It's a pleasant, mindful, restful, delightful way to end the day.