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"You have permission to love the poetic part of yourself, to work at that piece inside of you until it comes out in words, to gather up all of your swirling ideas and made sense of them in language." - Jacqueline Suskin, Every Day is a Poem
There are several bits of great advice to be found here. If you're interested in poetry, then read it - a lot of it. Don't worry about the meaning. You don't need to understand any poem fully. Give yourself the freedom to just let it touch you in any way it does. If you can, get to know other poets and definitely support the work of poets in any way you can. Write in a journal old school - real pen to real paper. Create a writing routine, and show up (this is so my mantra for writing in 2022 already).
"The most important this is that we consume poetry frequently enough that it becomes a major part of how we interpret the world." - Jacqueline Suskin, Every Day is a Poem
There isn't a clear guidance on inspiration for today's poetry writing, so I will have to dig deep and find my own. As I look outside the window next to my computer station, the sun is shining, the world full of wonder, and I see life happening outside my windows. That could make for great inspiration. But deep down, what I feel led to explore is the idea of showing up. Enjoy.
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