Thursday, April 29, 2010

just good poetry

so i was reading my poets companion book by kim addonizio and dorianne laux when i came to the chapter about 20 minute poetry. it has different exercises that your supposed to do in twenty minutes. well one of the exercises is to write poetry on poetry. and they gave an example that a student had written for one of them that i thought was just amazing, so i thought i would share it with all of you. it is the perfect example of what writers go through.

Bare Branches
By: Lorine Niedecker
"What would they say if they knew
I sit for two months on six lines
of poetry?"

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