The prompt today is to use an epigraph (or quotation) to kick start the poem. I was having all KINDS of problems trying to figure out what quote to use, and happened upon one by Jack London that made me quit being picky. LOL Here are two “epigraph” poems.
Be Not Dismayed You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club. —Jack London Overheard at a writer’s group a few years ago: “Oh, I can’t write without everything being just so. My desk must be clear and my pencils all sharp and the house must be perfectly quiet. No odd smells. And the paper aligned in precision with all of Jupiter’s moons.” (Okay, maybe not the moons but the rest was pretty much just as she said it.) And then they looked at me and asked: “What do you need before you can write?” And I looked a bit blank, I guess, because they went on: “You know, what needs to be done first? What rituals do you have?" And I answered, “Well, I guess I need a computer in front of me. Or a pen and paper.” “And that’s it?” “Yes.” And they were a little bewildered by my lack of fragile artistic sensibility and also a little mad. Going After It You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. —Mae West Life is short, it’s very brief I know this to my sorrow I’ve known joy and I’ve known grief and trouble enough to borrow. Reach right out and grab your life and seize the day with fervor. Ignore the worries and the strife, Don’t be an observer. Live your life, is my advice, and live it to the fullest. Procrastination has a price even for the dullest. Time is short and valuable so treasure every moment Yes, we all are fallible but that just makes time potent.