22 Jun

I think writing poetry is a lot like running.
Both make you sweaty, and hurt in funny places.

No, wait….  That’s not it.

Actually they are both passtimes that are very hard to start, and very hard to stop.  I read in a book of poetry once:

Sound Advice

Once you write a poem
you must write another

To prevent the first
from falling over.

I am not sure if that is profound, or just plain potty, but I think it is true nevertheless.  Once you finish a poem, you have an urgent need to write another one.

So keep writing.  And running.

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Posted by on June 22, 2010 in Ponderings


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4 responses to “Poetry

  1. Jingle

    June 22, 2010 at 10:13 am

    lovely thoughts…

  2. Crystal

    June 30, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    I’m not a runner, but I would guess another similarity is that the more you do it, the easier it gets.

  3. bldherenow

    August 11, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    Hello, I would like to invite you to join; The Poetic Voice Community. It is a writer’s site where you can enter contests – add poetry and get feedback. The latest entries are listed on the blog posts. Click on link, and check us out! Then join, and post.



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