Ooooh, I only have a few minutes and I don’t want to break my slicing streak. Can I write a haiku?
Summer’s almost here
Days get longer, weeks are short
The beach calls my name.
Funny, I just listened to Thomas Newkirk talk about his book, Embarrassment, and that’s exactly what I’m feeling. I am self-conscious about all of my writing, but poetry…oof! I need to put “try more poetry” on my goal list. How else will I get any better? How else will I get over the cringe I feel when I try my hand at it?
Poetry folks, what advice do you have?