Although the formal Poetry Thursday project is closed, many of the "PT" poets want to continue the love. This week, 'Left-Handed Trees' posted an optional prompt from TS Eliot's "The Wasteland". "I can show you fear in a handful of dust"
I think that quote is a very apt one for a writer. Fear. I've blogged about it before, here, and here.
Writing, and especially writing poetry, is a leap of faith. You write something and place the words in a little basket at a reader's doorstep. You can't even ring the bell. No, you just have to leave and hope the reader will open the door and take your creation inside and care for it.
I don't have a poem to share this week, but do check out the poetry Thursday diaspora through the links posted on the Left-Handed Trees site.
Edited for 'oops': The Eliot line is the prompt for next week's Poetry Thursday: The Diaspora Edition. Phew. A week to work on a new poem.