choriamb today quotes a lovely poem by Leslie Monsour:
The Education of a Poet
Her pencil poised, she's ready to create,
Then listens to her mind's perverse debate
On whether what she does serves any use;
And that is all she needs for an excuse
To spend all afternoon and half the night
Enjoying poems other people write.
In case you don't know, choriamb is a splendid livejournal blog about poetry in all its forms. And the good news of the week is that Tanya, who writes the blog, and who was thinking about stopping, has decided to keep writing it!
Her blog is always inviting.
Thank you, Tanya, for writing.