Saturday, May 13, 2006

"Poet's glasses"

The end is nearly in sight: some more papers to read, and today is graduation. I'll be back tomorrow.

But in the meantime, here is something more worthwhile than just about anything I could post: Over at Watermark, SB makes considerable hay out of a commenter's half-flippant, half-serious image of "poet's glasses" as an aid in the creative process. It's as eloquent and accessible a description of how a writer Does It as I've run across.

The more you look, the more you see. Or, as Robert Frost once said, "How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?"

2 comments:

Andrew Simone said...

That was an enjoyable link, John. Thanks.

SB said...

I'm glad you liked this -- it's a bit out of the usual for me. So now I'm rewarded for risk-taking.

What might happen next??