"How to Be a Poet" by Wendell Berry
This little gem is by Wendell Berry, and it reminds of getting back to the simpler acts of writing and living and writing. Enjoy it :)
HOW TO BE A POET
Make a place to sit down.
affection, reading, knowledge,
than you have — inspiration,
work, growing older, patience,
Breathe with unconditional breath
a three-dimensioned life;
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
Accept what comes from silence.
Make the best you can of it.
Of the little words that come
out of the silence, like prayers
prayed back to the one who prays,
make a poem that does not disturb
the silence from which it came.