You have to let people see what you wrote. It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated.
In the process of writing, your energy gradually begins appearing in every line; eventually lines don’t resemble anyone else’s because they are all composed of your energy.
Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
We will discover the nature of our particular genius when we stop trying to conform to our own and other people’s models, learn to be ourselves and allow our natural channel to open.
Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
What is to give light must endure burning.
The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.
A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by desire to beat others.
Once, poets were magicians. Poets were strong, stronger than warriors or kings – stronger than old hapless Gods. And they will be strong again.
Be brave to life life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and into the wilderness of your intuition. You cannot get there by bus, only by hard work, risking and by quite not knowing what you are doing. What you will discover will be wonderful: Yourself.
Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.
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