April 10, 2014
Day 100 of 2014

Day 100 of 2014

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100 poems to start this year’s practice.

Work every day, wrote Hemingway, No matter

what has happened the day or night

before. Writing the day, I awaken early,

get up and bite on the nail.

 

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April 4, 2014
"A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."

Maya Angelou

Her first book was a memoir of her life up to that time, titled I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

April 2, 2014
Chocolate Poem

Past being an April fool today while

writing another poem, counting the seven words

to make a line and breaking thoughts

into five even pieces like the bar

of chocolate that is my end reward.

torres

more about the original April Fools

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April 1, 2014
"For, when all else is done, only words remain. Words endure."

— Kate Mosse

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March 31, 2014
"I am aware of being in a beautiful prison, from which I can only escape by writing."


Anais Nin

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March 30, 2014
Calvin & Hobbes: Calvin understands academic writing. He even has the colon in his title.

Calvin & Hobbes: Calvin understands academic writing. He even has the colon in his title.

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March 29, 2014
"One of the things that draws writers to writing is that they can get things right that they got wrong in real life by writing about them."

— Tobias Wolff

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March 27, 2014
The Handle

William Stafford said, “The hotter the coffee

the more important it is to extend

the handle of the mug” in offering

poem or lesson to a thirsty reader.

This poem is hot. Take this handle.

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March 25, 2014
Write the truest sentence you know.

Write the truest sentence you know.

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March 13, 2014
"The poet always writes out of his personal life. In his finest work, out of its tragedy, whatever it may be - remorse, lost love or loneliness."

—    T.S. Eliot

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March 12, 2014
"I can’t write without a reader. It’s precisely like a kiss—you can’t do it alone."

—    John Cheever

March 8, 2014
"I think ‘finding your voice’ is a false concept. It leads you to believe that it’s out there somewhere, like it’s behind the sofa cushions. I think your voice is always inside of you, and you find it by releasing things into your work that you have inside."

— Billy Collins

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March 6, 2014
"I would feel dead if I didn’t have the ability periodically to put my world in order with a poem. I think to be inarticulate is a great suffering, and is especially so to anyone who has a certain knack for poetry."

    Richard Wilbur

March 5, 2014
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of getting naked in public."

—    Paulo Coelho

March 4, 2014
"Writers are readers who have been moved, by their practice, to emulation."

— Billy Collins

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