"Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash." ~ Leonard Cohen
"A poem knows where you already are, and nails you there." ~ William Stafford
Just for the record, I am current on my April - Poem-a-day Challenge. Sent out 4 poems over the weekend. Working on a contest entry for next month. Yesterday was a particularly productive writing day. You can't have too many of those.
Bits from you journal this weekend...
Poems are great to the degree that they overcome a skeptical reader's permanent resistance to being powerfully moved. ~Dan Chiasson
"Any writer is a better writer the less insulated he or she is." ~ Lisel Mueller
A child actor
I killed it
on my first screen test
The night culmanites months of shifting sand
it settles unexpectantly
under a staggering amount of vile
but protected speech
“None of us can ever know the value of our lives or how our separate and silent scribbling may add to the amenity of the world if only by how radically it changes us one and by one.” ~Mary Karr
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings