Follow by Email

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

How to Write a Poem

You ask,
And I reply,
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,
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

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thank you for commenting. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my poems and leave feedback. It is what keeps me going and has me striving to better my craft. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!