Friday, June 7, 2013

How to Be a Writer.

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” ― Maya Angelou
I'm cheating just a bit today, I hope you do not mind...
For I have found myself dashing back and forth, and trying my best to be on time.
And even though, my day is filled...with these things, 'the rather not do's...
I find myself being 'silently drawn' to the calling of inspiration's muse.

Writing is my oxygen - and I need it each day, to breathe.

And when I am asked, "How do you write?"

I answer, "I don't think about it, much at all, I just simply do.."

Namaste, my most beautiful friends. 

How to Be a Poet. by Wendell Berry

Make a place to sit down.
Sit down. Be quiet.
You must depend upon
affection, reading, knowledge,
skill-more of each
than you have-inspiration
work, growing older, patience,
for patience joins time
to eternity…

Breathe with unconditional breath
the unconditioned air.
Shun electric wire.
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensional life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are so unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.

Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.”