Issue #1: 01/01/01
Write a poem about writing,
using the work of another poet as your base. Any published poet is fair
game -- Whitman, Shakespeare, Belloc, either Browning, Andrew Marvell . .
And the Winner is:
There, by Allison Starkweather
(Diving Board, by Shel Silverstein)
Youve been in front of that keyboard
Making sure the font is right.
Youve made sure that you know the plot.
Youve made sure that the story's tight.
Youve made sure that youre in the mood.
Youve made sure you know the motivation.
Youve made sure that youve had some food,
And that its in the right location-
And youve been sittin there day and night
Doin everything...but WRITE.