Thank you anna breslin for reminding me

How to write (poetry)?

Read till you drop


watch with new eyes*

be patient

a constant gardener

wait next to the words

sit and write without fear

words invite words

watch it grow

cut and graft

do not stop

be patient but fastidious

a constant gardener

read aloud and rewrite

rewrite and share

do not despair

write till you drop

*Borrowed from Willem Wilmink, Dutch poet of heavy light verse, in Hoe schrijf ik een gedicht (How do I write a poem? A course in reading and writing poetry), Amsterdam 1991.

Friend of life and beauty and foe of spoilers of life and beauty. Golden marriage. Grandfather. Pianist and micro poet. Dutch, European.

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