Thursday, October 16, 2008

How many?

Substitute a craft you like for the word "poem", that craft's consuming verb for "read", and that craft's creating verb for "write".

How many poems must I read before I can recognize a good one?
How many must I write and read before I can write a good one?


3 comments:

  1. How many fish must I catch before I can recognize a good one?
    How many must I raise and catch before I can raise a good one?

    Brilliant.

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  2. How many men must I date before I can recognize a good one?
    How many must I date and love before I can love a good one?

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  3. Reading this is like installing a grabage disposal in my brain--clears the junk out.

    Now I am ready to write.

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