Do you ever read something that sparks a riff, starts a raft of writing? A poem that makes you yearn to write your own poem? Or maybe it's just a line.
A few weeks ago, in a poem on Poetry Daily, I read
heralding news from within the capital
and it started me off down a new path. That line took me to the idea of "news from the capital" (pretty pedestrian, yes) and "outside the capital."
Sometimes, I wonder whether I need to credit the original poem. In this case, I think the work is different enough that I'm okay--but I am grateful for the inspiration.
In other RRR news, I started a new little weblog, Diary of a polluter, 2.