I am reading a book on how to write poetry. I’ve already written thousands of poems, but I like experimenting with language. More importantly I’m always seeking ways to grow as a writer. Because I am a performing poet, I usually write longer poems with rhyme and rhythm.
In my current research there is a beauty in simplicity introduced. That fact, offers opportunities to succinctly express my thoughts.
As soon as I woke up this morning, I read and did writing exercises. I’ve already written two concise poems today. Which meant a lot of edits, but it was fun. I love reading something several times until it feels right.