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Version Three

My writing hasn’t been progressing as well as I’d like this month, but I have been thinking more about last month’s poem and now have a version three (the other two are here if you want to compare: Poetry Revision). … Continue reading

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Poetry Revision

The greatest lesson a writer can learn is the art of revision. A text can always be improved. A poem can always be distilled to the essential image – the central emotion, the basic truth the poem is seeking. One … Continue reading

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Poet’s Dilemma

Poet’s Dilemma Where do the words come from? Listening to the world? Reading a book? Walking in a forest? Praying? Suffering? A thought forms in my mind. An image tries to find the light. My heart aches as all I … Continue reading

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The Leaf

Consider – the weight of a leaf the burden it must carry the work of a leaf Leaf hanging from the branch cooling, feeding, breathing. Beauty as it rises to the sun greeting bird and breeze. Spring bud hope of … Continue reading

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