Thursday, 9 January 2020

Amritpal Singh Arora : part five

How does a poem begin?

For me, a poem typically begins with an idea, a memory, a simple observation or certain tension. Often these present themselves as an opening line or refrain. I typically allow myself to mull this over for a few days and before I put pen to paper. My aim, then, is to capture the feeling this initial idea has elicited in me and try to put this into words.

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