Chased by a Poem

Sometimes poetry or paintings or ideas just come.  They appear when we least expect them.  Or all of a sudden loose ends or images that we may have been thinking about surface; they unconsciously tie themselves together to form something new.  In this wonderful talk by Elizabeth Gilbert on, the author of Eat, Pray, Love talks about the creative process and creative muses.

One of my favorite parts is where she mentions the poet Ruth Stone.  Ruth, as a young girl said she would be out working in the fields and she could hear a poem coming, barreling across the Virginia landscape.  And she would have to run home in order to get it down on paper.  This speech is under 20 minutes and so worth listening to.   It is confirmation and a little bit of balm for the creative soul.

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