Using the unconscious for poem ideas

by Katie
(Whittier, CA)

The other day, I received an e-mail, and the title of the company that sent it to me kept running through my mind. A few hours later, I sat down and wrote a poem with the same title. I had been planning to write the poem for a while, but didn't feel ready to write it until that moment. I think creativity is about being open to signals from our environment -- whether it be our dreams; a sign that we see from the road; a line from a song that we heard years ago.

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Nov 28, 2011
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Apr 24, 2010
Nice anecdote
by: Anonymous

I like the idea of creativity as being open to one's environment.

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