Friday, March 18, 2011

Poetry Tips: Spring Break and Spring Cleaning

I have to admit I don’t have a Spring Break vacation to look forward to but it is that time of year when everyone ventures out on vacations with their children or with their significant others to warmer climates. It is also a time when the weather is warming up and we begin the annual spring cleaning of our homes. This week take a break from trying to come up with new poetry and start spring cleaning in your home instead. Why? Often you’ll stumble upon things that you’ve long forgotten about and when you release yourself from trying to come up with a new creation you’ll often be inspired by something forgotten and will create new works naturally. Or if you are one of the lucky ones going on vacation, abandon yourself to absorbing the sights and sounds of your surroundings and take photos. When you come back refreshed you will also have refreshed your creativity. Try it and see for yourself!

Good luck and please drop in again next week…


snow said...

I also noticed 491 and wondered why they didn't offer more info.
Loosely related I wonder if it is better to haver a relationship with a site or magazine and submit to places you have been accepted or to keep submitting to new places. Of course those two points of few are not mutually exclusive.

Poet Hound said...

You should do both, submit to ones who have liked your work before and submit to new ones. This way you can build relationships and expand your repertoire. Thanks for dropping in!