"Do you want
to write a poem?
rewritten it." - Lee Bennett Hopkins
"How to begin? How to get better? If you love poetry, that's a good start. If you have a favorite poet, maybe you could memorize a few poems by him/her, so you can carry them around whenever you need or want them. Certain poems - like favorite trees, or views or memories - become old friends over time." - Liz Rosenberg
"Nothing succeeds like failure. Revel in it. You may take a measure of pride if you can say, 'I failed three times today, and that was before lunch.'" - J. Patrick Lewis
"Most of all, I want a poem to say what I really felt or saw or heard - that is, to be true." - Lilian Moore
SEEING THE BLUE BETWEEN edited by Paul B. Janeczko. This collection copyright (c) 2002 by Paul B. Janeczko. Letters copyright (c) 2002 by individual authors. Poems copyright (c) year of publication as indicated in Acknowledgments. Published by Candlewick Press, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
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