January 20, 2014 #smallstones

Prose form:

There are all sorts of things that poetry experts will try to tell you, about stanzas and line length, about word choice and prosody. But most of the experts don’t even write poetry and have never felt the rush and surge of the creative process.  They have never truly “been in love.”  Real poets have told me, “just keep on writing.”  “You will find your voice and your path.”  That’s what I pass on. Try to write something everyday and keep it all together, in a journal, on a blog, or just in a word document.  Then, look back on it as it grows and you will see something truly beautiful, almost a mystical experience!

Stanza form:

There are all sorts of things
that poetry experts will try to tell you,
about stanzas and line length,
about word choice and prosody.

But most of the experts
don’t even write poetry
and have never felt the rush
and surge of the creative process.
They have never truly “been in love.”

Real poets have told me,
“just keep on writing.”
”You will find your voice
and your path.”
That’s what I pass on.

Try to write something everyday
and keep it all together,
in a journal, on a blog,
or just in a word document.

Then, look back on it as it grows
and you will see something truly beautiful,
almost a mystical experience!

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Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian and archivist-in-training, retired foreign service officer and former naval officer. Strong interests in information architecture, instructional design, critical pedagogy, taxonomies and metadata management, information governance, and cultural heritage preservation.

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