Thursday, July 14, 2011


Sometimes I want to write poetry. I think to myself 'man I'd like to write a poem right now'. Sometimes I just have this inkling, this feeling, where I really want to write poetry.

But then I just can't do it.

I don't know what kind of poetry to write. I don't know what to say.

All of my best poetry is spontaneous.

Sometimes my best philosophical writing is spontaneous. But I also think it has something to do with focus, with work. It isn't just spontaneity that produces strong analytical writing. It is hard work.

But with writing poetry, I only know spontaneity. I don't know how to work hard at writing poetry. I only know how to write it when it happens.

1 comment:

  1. The obvious solution is to read more poetry. You can borrow my Norton Contemporary volume. Spontaneity abounds and also inspires!

    Zizek continues to be fun