Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Finish this Year

i know i should write more than two hours per day
that there should be an exclusive desk for writing
that the books, the notes, transcripts should occupy their own shelves
that there should be a view of trees outside a writing window

but there is no more hour left to squeeze on a tight day
i write on yaman's desk or the dining table at Forbeswood
the books, notes, transcripts live separate lives in naga and manila
the view outside is a row of windows in a metro-urban jungle

nevertheless, you will write
you will write, and labor, and write and finish
this year...

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