writing poetry is so flipping hard
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Hopkins spoke of the Parnassian and the inspired. Parnassian is what any half-decent poet can knock up at will, though the process can take from anywhere between a few minutes to a few days.
But inspired poetry is purely a function of variables beyond the poet's control, since inspiration can't be forced, but rather comes about as a result of complex interaction of hundreds of psychological variables.
So inspired poetry is flippin hard to write.
I was going to launch into a rambling account of how I came to be a poetic pretender, but I'll do that in verse some other time.
~ I think I just quoted myself - Achebe
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writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-19-2014, 12:01 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-19-2014, 12:22 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-23-2014, 05:07 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-25-2014, 10:24 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Keith - 05-25-2014, 11:38 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-25-2014, 06:30 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Todd - 05-25-2014, 09:13 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-27-2014, 04:14 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 12:27 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 03:22 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 05:36 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 06:35 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by just mercedes - 04-24-2016, 06:58 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 04-24-2016, 12:45 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by milo - 05-28-2014, 11:29 AM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 05-28-2014, 05:39 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by Achebe - 04-23-2016, 09:43 PM
RE: writing poetry is so flipping hard - by billy - 01-09-2017, 09:29 AM



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