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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How to Write a Poem

How
You ask,
And I reply,
Read
Hughes, Millay,
Ginsberg, Plath,
Oh, the list goes
On and on,
To create
First you must
Read read read
Until a spark
Ignites inside,
Take some time
To fan the flames,
Then rush rush rush
To put them down
Before they slip away,
Carelessly
Let them spill,
Then carefully
Snip and cut
And rearrange.
Walk away
Come back
Look with new eyes
Walk away
Come back
Trim and mold it again
Then you rest
And let your words
Speak

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