by scott hess
you made great poems. i wonder how can you make those poems? where do you get those ideas from? ^^
Thanks, Fitri. You're very kind to say so.I get my ideas throughout my day. Things I see or hear or say to myself in my head. Or sometimes I don't have any ideas, or at least none that I know of, but when I sit down to write they just appear.Often all I have is a first line or a phrase -- some words I'd like to see together. And then I launch off from there. In this poem, "Live a Little," I had the idea that, for me, much of my life feels like treading water -- not dying, per se, but not really getting anywhere either. Just staying afloat and alive. So that was my starting point. For the one I just wrote, "Until You Make It," I saw someone walk into a coffee shop with an outsized confidence, one I'd seen before in other people and always wondered about. Like: How do they march through their day without doubt? And my answer was, well, it's a facade...albeit a very effective, captivating facade. Thanks for your comment!
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