Don’t Think, Don’t Analysis, Sit and Let Your Feelings Write — Daily Quote

Great advice on writing a poem!!

Jo Hawk

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There are a handful of activities I avoid because I lack talent. I have no sports skills. My face catches every baseball while my hands act as inefficient shields. Dribbling a basketball devolves when the ball bounces off my shoe and bent in half, I stumble-run, chasing the careening orb across the floor. Let’s not discuss my ineptitude in soccer, volleyball, or any sport that requires me to run. I don’t sing least I set the neighborhood dogs to howling like wolves, and I don’t write poetry.

The poems I love, I often memorize. It is a lengthy list including “Patterns,” by Amy Lowell, “The Raven,” by Edgar Allan Poe, and “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” by Robert Frost. William Blake’s “The Tyger” is another one I adore and let’s not forget, “Friends, Romans, Countrymen,” Marc Anthony’s monologue from Julius Caesar. There are countless works by Emily Dickinson…

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