This week, I was looking for something else on my poetry shelves, got distracted, and instead of what I was looking for, pulled down my copy of A Well-Mannered Storm, The Glenn Gould Poems.
I'm a huge fan of Glenn Gould, often playing his version of the Goldberg variations when I'm writing. Like much of Bach, I find these variations both stimulating and relaxing, the perfect combination for me to write to. So once I'd picked up the book, I then took out my CD of Gould playing the Goldberg Variations and read the poems (for the second or third time) and listened to the CD (for maybe the thousandth time?) and have now found a perfect connection.
I'm not sure why I didn't do this earlier - put these two works of art together, but now that I have? I'll do it always.