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Poetry Inspires Motion September 20, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — nancymasters @ 8:16 pm

“It’s been a long time since you’ve written any poetry, Ratty,” Mole said.

Like some of you, The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame is a book I return to often for a solid jolt of reading joy. More than that, it gets my creative juices flowing. When writer’s block and editors’ deadlines collide, I remember Mole’s gentle words to encourage Ratty. Taking a few moments to compose a couple of lines of poetry is one of my favorite ways to refresh and recharge before plunging into a major writing assignment. Try writing a few lines of poetry each time you are faced with a looming task–it might be something as ordinary as doing the laundry or as rare as repainting the kitchen. You’ll discover, as Ratty did, that Mole was right!


2 Responses to “Poetry Inspires Motion”

  1. Shanna Says:

    Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • nancymasters Says:

      My pleasure! Hope it works for you!

      I had a friend who said the hardest thing she almost ever did was re-do her baby’s nuirsery into a room for a “big kid” and she wrote a poem about the experience that has since been published in a magazine! Can’t guarantee that will happen to everyone, but I can guarantee it’s a great way to get moving.. Nancy

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