PARADOX

 

Relax. Let the piece write itself.

Exercise control. Shape and polish. Work hard.

 

Believe in yourself.

Forget yourself. Remember the craft.

 

Write your own poem.

Every poem is dependent on the the past.

 

Whether you write well or badly doesn't matter.

Of course, it matters!

 

In short the Craft of Writing is a Paradoxical Business.

 

Here's the last paradox: it is a means to an end , and it is an end in itself .

But there are Obstacles

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