One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.
Hart Crane, American Poet (1899-1932)
I love the idea of being drenched in words. I don't know any writer that doesn't adore words and poets especially are infatuated with finding and using the appropriate word. The poet Hart Crane had a short,tragic life and until today I had never heard of him. That's one of the reasons why I like doing this blog, finding out about writers and poets that I might never run across.
Today, read a few of his poems to remind yourself how important it is to immerse yourself in words, then write a short poem using three of your favorite words as a start.
Now get back to work! How's the submitting going?
The Writing Nag
Labels: American poet, daily writing, Hart Crane, writing prompts