On Writing Poetry By Anonymous

“…Sometimes, writing poetry is frighteningly easy. Those are the times when the whole thought is
compact enough that you can get it out in virtually one sitting.

“The hard part is when your inspiration has only given you a fragment
of the content, and you have to fill the rest by using recollection,
common sense, logic and, actually, writing. It’s those fragments that
fill the dry corners of the basement, year after year. I once had a
fairly long poem pour out of me complete on a quiet Saturday morning
when no one was around. That one is down in the basement, too, and
I’m thinking of trying to find it…”