Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (Yeah, yeah, yeah…)

Wrote a poem (still in the editing/polishing stages) yesterday, while chopping and pureeing apples (from a friend’s tree) to make apple butter.
It’s funny – or maybe totally normal and a handy technique: I tend to get writing inspiration, particularly poetry inspiration, when I’m doing meaningful yet repetitive physical tasks.
Anyone else find this to be the case?
Repetitive tasks that don’t matter to me… don’t always work so well. But sewing, dicing, kneading, and other activities that don’t require a lot of talking-brain attention while still mattering to me on a level beyond “gotta get this done” or “this will get me a paycheque”… they tend to be great cauldrons of inspiration. Poetry just starts talking in my head.
It’s really great. 🙂
I shall have to keep this in mind and do more things like this on the regular. 🙂


Filed under poetry, writing

2 responses to “Where Do You Get Your Ideas? (Yeah, yeah, yeah…)

  1. Reblogged this on VERSeOttawa and commented:

    So… Where do you get YOUR ideas? 🙂

  2. Pingback: Poetry Is Not For Rushing – Part Two (on writing poetry) | The Breathings of My Heart

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