goodness…after Bukowski

if it don’t come out of you unasked

don’t do it.

if you have to spend hours thinking about doing it

don’t do it.

if you have to write about doing it

don’t do it.

unless it comes out of you like a songbird

don’t do it.

don’t lessen the goodness of the truly kind

with your kind of pretentiousness

don’t do it.

unless it comes out of you like birdsong

don’t do it.

 

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2 Responses to goodness…after Bukowski

  1. I think this is the case with writing it really needs to flow out of you. I spent ages refining my novel but not getting anywhere with it. Then I just decided I would start writing a blog while I was waiting to hear from agents about my novel. The blog just flowed out of me, I was on fire creatively, and the reception I got for it was fantastic. I’ve had more than 14,000 hits on it on WordPress and another website and I was only doing it as an idle thing to kill time! When you’re on the right path, things flow…

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    • David says:

      The best poems are the ones that fall out on the page in front of me. There’s nothing to edit. They are wonderful. Though it does help that they are not long poems. 🙂

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