Welcome to the first Poetry Friday of National Poetry Month.
I have chosen a poem by Jack Gilbert for all my writing friends who work diligently at their craft everyday, steadily, and sometimes--who am I kidding--more often than not, are in a state of discouragement and disappointment, overwhelmed by the daunting task.
Take heart, fellow toilers! Heed Jack's words, that
courage is not the abnormal
Not the marvelous act
It is the normal excellence, of long accomplishment.(Instead of a poetry archive site, I've linked to a blog. This particular post includes two other poems by Gilbert and a couple of interesting first-hand stories by the blogger.)
Enjoy his poem, The Abnormal is Not Courage
Poetry Friday Roundup this week is at ayuddha.net