Poetry Archives Bio
June 19, 2009
9:39 PM
how to write poetry
To Mlle Nemo

begin
by collecting words
  me
      ti
   cu
        lous
     ly

 pay attention to
    sound
    line lengths
   rhyme
   and other
 details that
    will drive you
       mad

  sort your
      feelings           
       into
   white envelopes
     (packed tight
    confess
         and then
         one day
    throw all

   this shit
                 out
 sit
   down

and write
    a
 poem
     right