People often ask me how I write a poem which is difficult to answer… Most of the time I write a poem based on intuition… I came across the below quote from Dennis Nurkse about how long it takes to write a poem and what it means to him… His quote made sense to me – I hope you enjoy it:

“A poem could really take anywhere from a minute to literally thirty or forty years. This shocked me when I first understood it. Now it seems like a gift. Making a poem can give you a sight-line through the jumble of years.”


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