Word by Word

Practical insights for writers from Jessica P Morrell

Words are All We Have

Written By: Jessica Morrell - Jun• 03•18

In the Eskimo language the words for to breathe and to make a poem are the same. Remembering this has been wildly helpful to me. It means a freeness to plunge in, almost like doing a finger painting. It’s a free flow, suspending fact, meaning, sanity, then seeing, in what pours out uncensored, what can be shaped, fashioned, pared down or enlarged to become a poem. ~ Lyn Lifshin

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