When you require renewal, is there a particular poem or book that you return to? A particular author?
I have 4 poems that are very important to me:
#53 “May my heart always be open to little birds” - e.e cummings
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock - T.S Eliot
The Goblin Market - Emily Brontë
Nuns Fret Not - William Wordsworth
These poems always remind me of why I write, why I create -- not the content of them so much as how they make me feel. Every one of them punches me in the gut, brings tears to my eyes, and that kind of asynchronous connection across (excuse the cliché) space and time really is what gets me hooked on writing and art.