My aunt, Joan Lucius, is a phenomenal artist. She sent me her art credo. It made me want to cry. I know it's not poetry, but it's one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read. I considered asking her if I could share it here, on my blog, but decided it would be better to share this one line instead.
That's good advice. I took it:"never believe in anyone else's credo, invent your own"
Writing is an art
requires something transcendent.
Write when it needs to be done
begs to be done
won't allow you to do anything else
Write about everything
all the time
But even if you don't share with anyone
Writers are people who write
not people who have good ideas
not people who want to be published someday
not people who are too busy.