Lessons Learned (so far) From NaPoWriMo 2019
Writing a poem a day is really hard.
This process does not work for me.
Although, it does force a lot of new material.
Force being the operative word.
It is more effective for me to do two or three poems in a day.
Clear the slate. Clear the mind.
Open the heart. Create an environment in which to create.
I must get quiet inside to make space to welcome the words.
Enjoy it. Relish it. Don’t push it.
Feel it, don’t force it. Let it come.
If I create a space it will find a path.
I must not beat myself up over my work.
I must work with it.
Physical movement is important to the mind.
So is good food, good rest.
Poetry can’t come from an impoverished soul.