My Inspiration &

Random Thoughts

“It is important to remember we are not the poem.  People will react however they want; and if you write poetry, get used to no reaction at all.” . . .​
 . . . “We constantly need new insights, visions.  . . .   Stay fluid behind those black-and-white words.  They are not you.  They were a great moment going through you.  A moment you were awake enough to write down and capture.”

Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones, pages 32, 33

The other day, I drove past a homeless man standing beside the road waiting for someone to notice him and pass some money.  Thoughts started crowding me about how he and others make me feel, and now I have another poem.​

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