Hanoi

Arrived after a day and a half in transit, my back aching and my legs a little wobbly, but in good spirits. I'm staying in the same hotel as last spring and it feels as if I've hardly been away. On the drive in from the airport -- through the Red river swamps and paddies and orchards -- I no longer have the sense of having been dropped into an alien world. Photos from the new Nikon coming soon. Time to hit the sack and see if I can get my body onto local time.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.