Making space for poetry

As most things in life, making choices determines who we are, what we do and how we interact with the world and others. I have been writing poetry for quite sometime, but I consider it not to be very good. Anyway, I have to make space for: reading other poets, writing more, and sharing my work regardless of what I think of it. The process is the destination and sharing is the space to improve the process.

I leave you with this short quote by Viola De Lesseps, a character created by Shakespeare in Love screenwriters Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, and is not based on an actual person.

“I will have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love. Love above all. No… not the artful postures of love, not playful and poetical games of love for the amusement of an evening, but love that… overthrows life. Unbiddable, ungovernable—like a riot in the heart, and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture. Love—like there has never been in a play.”

—Viola De Lesseps


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