Everyday, I either think of a poem I’ve heard in the past, encounter a new one, or write one myself! I find that when I’m writing or editing, a poem comes along and wants to be “freed.” I don’t think I write the poems. If you’ve ever heard it described that things just “come,” are “downloaded”, then you know what I’m talking about!
I do agree (per the many who’ve discussed “inspiration”) that much of the creative process is just being a conduit. Open to accept that which comes along and you are merely the scribe. Whenever I think of being a conduit, that’s when I know I “can do it.” (Write it, that is.)
I want to capture the poetry of today and since I also have a “past poetry” life, I’m going to take it all over to a poetry-dedicated blog: