Pruning Poems

pruning poems

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.



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