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:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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