What this practice has taught me is to stay open, to not put so much pressure on myself. When I experience poetry—meaning when I read it, write it, share it or speak it—I connect myself to the world. It’s Whitman’s barbaric yawp from rooftops and hearing someone answer back. Poetry yawps back, says, “I get it. I understand you.”
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