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Through the years of teaching, it's been delightful to write poetry with my students, sharing beautiful words, the freshness of each poet's voice waiting for readers to delight in a find and thus making it their own at least for a little while. Sometimes I've asked students to write about the process itself, the challenges and triumphs when they find ideas that satisfy. And, I have a few poems that I use to show that published poets do that too, write about the process of receiving or finding ideas. Lawrence Schimel uses weather to show how ideas arrive in
Cloudy, With A Chance of Poems.
The Weatherman predicts
a partially sunny day.
But the Poet doesn't care
Read the rest of the poem here.
If you write poetry, do you ever write about how those ideas end up on your pages?