I don’t believe in writer’s block. Or muses. I do believe in depression, habit, boredom, self-fulfilling prophesy. And Chaos. I believe a poem is a well-constructed box with drawers. Anything can go into it, but if you put all your energy into making the box perfect, the contents will suffer. And if you build a slipshod box…well.

We’re not going to concentrate on building Faberge eggs. Just some drafts that you can gild and polish later. Now and then, we’ll consider form and function, but most days we’ll be working on the marbles and screws and old silver dimes to stash. Quantities. We want to get you loose-jointed and a little bit crazy. Later, you can work on polish.

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9 thoughts on “The Quickly View

  1. “I believe a poem is a well-constructed box with drawers. Anything can go into it, but if you put all your energy into making the box perfect, the contents will suffer.”

    This quote is brilliant. And after this morning’s small spit-out-my-coffee-epiphany (though I’m probably the only dense one of the bunch who didn’t know), I know why. It came from a brilliant poet. **mind blown** this morning. And tickled pink. Loving your prompts every bit as much as I love reading you. Mucho poetical love.
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    1. The intention was to keep Quickly as her own separate critter. But Margo, not a mind-reader, outed me. So those who came through her site know who’s behind the curtain. I like the game, and try to keep Miz Q a little more feisty, and a nicer human than the human

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  2. We are all pieces parts of some great poet god or goddess in the sky. Each tear shed a seed for another prompt or poem.
    Get a few poets and prompts together and one can turn ink into manna.

    I always appreciate Quickly’s hare-raising prompting. Mucho thanks. But then I love all things ‘Wabbity’.

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