Saturday, November 17, 2007

Reduce, reuse, recycle … lines?

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.

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