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"As soon as I could write,
I wrote poetry,
and I guess I must have
got stuck then
because I'm still doing it.
Why? Because it is so satisfying.
A thought springs
to one's mind from the ether,
then turns to words that fall
into lines and shapes and sounds,
get rearranged, form a picture,
shout a feeling, weep, laugh. [...]
And all in time to see
the whole thing come to fruition,
hold the finished work in one's hand,
sometimes without even missing dinner."
~ Felice Hoffman,
in The Place My Words are Looking For
I really like how Hoffman describes writing poetry here and I agree -- it is so satisfying! I really need to do more of it. What do you think about what she said?