The ever-entertaining poet Scott Poole reports the news through poetry.
GEORGE ZIMMERMAN DRIVES HOME, BUT HIS CAR DIES…
Read the poem at Nailed Magazine
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi discusses the five stages of creativity—preparation, incubation, insight, evaluation, and elaboration. Of these, it seems that at least three, if not four, are incompatible with the constant influx of new and fascinating information we encounter online. What creativity needs most of all is time for the mind to percolate, to mix old ideas together in new ways, and to find connections no one else has found. For this the mind must be left to itself.
Read the article at the Poets and Writers website: Inner Space: Clearing Some Room for Inspiration
“It turns out that unless you make a concerted effort in the direction of reading poetry, poetry doesn’t just traipse into your mind by chance. You have to seek poetry out and, at least at first, you have force yourself to swallow it. Like a scratchy vitamin”
“A poem requires full attention in a way that prose does not, and worse, a poem is much harder to like because every word matters.”