Creation

I. Indoors; outdoors

Outside; inside

Sunlight; tubelight

The poet must choose

 

II. Lights on

Lights off

The glow of the computer illuminates

the poet’s minds

 

III. Turn to a fresh new page

Clean, blank –limitless

Grabbing the pen, 

the poet begins

 

IV. Look out or look in

What do you want to see?

Tell us, poet, what inspires

you?

 

V. Write

Poiesis

Imagine you are a poet.

 

Forget everything else

Poetry is your calling,

for these next few minutes

Can you describe it?

 

What is the point of a poem?
Of poetry, in general

Do you know?

Does anyone?

 

A poet looks out at the world

Takes in the world; breathes it in

And lets out meaning; Writes meaning

 

Meaning is life;

What the poet

sees, hears, does

from his glasses

 

His point of view

Your point of view.

Can you do it?

Should you do it?

 

Theft

A poet reads

No he devours

Others’ works

 

Reads to steal

 

Not the superficial language

Not the words that are on the page

A poet’s theft is far deeper –more meaningful

Thoughts and ideas

 

An idea

can change everything

An idea

is a poet’s strongest weapon

 

A weapon to cause

change

A weapon to cause

what he wants

 

Pablo said, ‘Bad artists copy,

Good artists steal’

What kind is a Poet?