These are quotes of other writers and few of my own thoughts on writing .
“If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me, I know that is poetry. If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry. These are the only ways I know it. Is there any other way?” (Emily Dickinson)
This is what I believe. What is written by a poet is only half a poem. The other half is what the reader brings. As what is written is married with what is internal, something new and original is born. No two poems are alike in meaning or significance. (Yousei Hime 11/2009)
“A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness.
A poet never takes notes. You never take notes in a love affair.” (Robert Frost)