Thursday, September 1, 2011

Work in Progress: What I'm Thinking About Today

From the poem “Berryman,” by W.S. Merwin

I asked how can you ever be sure
that what you write is really
any good at all and he said you can't

you can't you can never be sure
you die without knowing
whether anything you wrote was any good
if you have to be sure don't write

Read the rest of this beautiful, instructive, and inspiring poem here. 

Read this interesting article about W.S. Merwin (didn't know he was heart-stoppingly good-looking!) and Merwin's encounter with poet John Berryman here:


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.