(Poem) Ars Poetica #100: I Believe – Elizabeth Alexander

Term time is fast approaching, and I’m itching to get started with the second year of my MA in Creative Writing.

Be still Gentle Kind cover

First year flew by, as they said it would. I gave it my all, and remained curious and grateful to be in a position where I could spend time working with my creative muscle, feeling challenged and inspired.

This poem by Elizabeth Alexander appeared in my reading list for the year ahead, and I was so taken with it I wanted to share it on the blog.

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#TopTips – Trust

Song-writing, or any creative discipline takes practice.

Once you begin, you question why it took you so long to get started and dive in.

It’s through practice that we get better.

“You learn to trust your deep self more and not give in to your voice that wants to avoid writing.” (Natalie Goldberg)

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