Listen closely …

from The mindful writer by Dinty W. Moore

The writing of a poem is like a child throwing stones into a mineshaft. You compose first, then you listen for the reverberation.

~ JAMES FENTON

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What would you begin writing if you knew you would die soon? What could you say to a dying person that would not enrage by its triviality?

~ ANNIE DILLARD

(So what should you be doing?)

One comment on “Listen closely …

  1. I love that sentence of Fenton’s! I often quoted it when I was teaching intro to Poetry classes. Resonates for me. And yes, I should be writing poetry now. Thanks for the reminder!

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