How to write poetry by Andrew Motion

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-29538180

 

“Honour the miraculousness of the ordinary. What we very badly need to remember is that the things right under our noses are extraordinary, fascinating, irreplaceable, profound and just kind of marvellous.

Look at the things in the foreground and relish stuff that can lose its glow by being familiar. In fact, re-estranging ourselves to familiar things seems to be a very important part of what poetry can do.”

If you can, be choosy about what you do, so that the things you do write are the things that you do best.

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About Kate Thwaite

I love writing , conversation, art, wild flowers, music and air.And books
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