Improve Prose with Poetry

Improve Prose with PoetryImprove Prose with PoetryMary Oliver, former poet laureate, died in January 2019. From my perspective, she wrote some of the most insightful and beautiful poetry I’ve ever read. Here’s a link to her reading one of her most famous poems, “Wild Geese,” on YouTube.

She also wrote a book on writing poetry, A Poetry Handbook, that is useful not only for poets, but for those who wish to bring more vibrancy to their writing.

Writing, like living, is a long, ever-changing journey. The strife we are living through right now will pass, someday. As writers, whether non-fiction, fiction, or poetry, we have a duty to add perspective to the daily lives of others, in my opinion. What can you write today that will broaden someone’s understanding of their own lives, as well as the lives of others?

That is my challenge. I’d love to see what you come up with.

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