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"Write without thinking of the result in terms of a result,
but think of the writing in terms of discovery."

"Escribe sin pensar en el resultado en términos de un resultado,
pero piensa en la escritura en términos de descubrimiento."
Gertrude Stein


Loved reading.

"Insist on yourself, never imitate.
Your own gift you can present
every moment
with the cumulative force
of a whole life's cultivation."

"Insiste en ti mismo, nunca imites.
Tu propio regalo lo puedes presentar
cada momento con la fuerza acumulativa
de una vida entera de cultivo.""
Ralph Waldo Emerson

My barn having burned to the ground,
I can now see the moon.
Japanese haiku


Building Casa Poema


First poem published.


Began writing a journal.


for twelve long years.
Grades passed
like centuries.

Take my advice. Pass by.
There is no life at this stop.
Send your children to plant their dreams.

Grades disappear with years.
What is left
is what you love.



"You want to hold out for those things only you could say."

"Deberias sostener aquellas cosas que solo tu puedes decir."
James Dickey



Rewriting, revising, editing... then more


Journaling often.


Wrote first poem.


Studying independently.


Continuing to write.

"The artist is the person who has concentrated on his inner world and tried to protect it,
through painting or music or whatever it was,
in order to give it to you."

El artista es el persona que se ha concentrado en su mundo interno y ha intentado protegerlo,
con la pintura o la música o lo que era, para darlela.
Anais Nin