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Saturday, December 12, 2015

From the ether...

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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?

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