Also related to this topic, when you initially started or for anyone who wrote infrequently for awhile, did it take time to develop ease with creating poems? At least when first setting down your ideas.
First of All Sartoris...welcome to DU!
i find doing it on the computer is much more easier and as you also mentioned faster. I do occasionally write/scribble pen on paper and also enjoy that part. In either case, just speaking for self... i will not write anything forcefully pardon me if the wording is a bit cold poems, they just come! i agree with Buk in this regard strongly... "Never Try"... but that, is my personal thing not necessarily the same for others.
Enjoy your stay... you're at a great place here!
I usually write spontaneously as well, but honestly it's not something that I care for. Only because it's often challenging for me to 'keep the pressure on,'
so to speak, and follow through that first wave of inspiration. Sometimes I feel like either my mind or the way it works is too bogged down with everyday clutter to stay focused...
I hope so, in both cases! I LOVE handwriting myself. There's something about filling up a journal and starting another. I love the typos - the cross outs, the edits, fingerprint smudges, torn paper, and spills. There's life in them, human error working itself out, the gestation and birth of poetry.
Exactly, which is why I keep a personal diary/journal, even while I handwrite verse less frequently.
If I may ask, once you've been given an idea or inspiration, how does your process normally come along?