Friday, February 17, 2017

Poetry Friday: How to Be a Poet by Wendell Berry

How to Be a Poet
Wendell Berry

(to remind myself)


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.)


The round up today is at Check It Out


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!