Friday, February 17, 2017

Poetry Friday: How to Be a Poet by Wendell Berry


How to Be a Poet
Wendell Berry

(to remind myself)

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Make a place to sit down.  
Sit down. Be quiet.  
You must depend upon  
affection, reading, knowledge,  
skill—more of each  
than you have—inspiration,  

(Read the rest here, at The Poetry Foundation.)

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The round up today is at Check It Out

7 comments:

Jane @ Raincity Librarian said...

There's nothing quite like having your own little writing nook, where you can get away and find your inspiration.

Ruth said...

I love "there are only sacred places and desecrated places."

Karen Edmisten said...

I love that line too, Ruth.
Jane, yes, or a room of one's own. :)

Brenda Harsham said...

I love: "Any readers
who like your poems,
doubt their judgment."
Who can help this? LOL I agree with Ruth, too.

Karen Edmisten said...

Brenda, that line always makes me laugh, too. So true. :)

Mary Lee said...

Thanks for the reminder. Love that second stanza and need to practice it more...

Karen Edmisten said...

I know what you mean, Mary Lee. And here I am on a screen again!