Started making notes for a new poem last night. I have three things so far:
- the idea of Eve, upon her & Adam’s expulsion from Eden;
- the title: “Ten Great Gifts for the Woman Who Has Nothing”;
- a single line, “her hair still smelling of blossoms and smoke.”
Interestingly, the first line that occurs to me usually becomes the final line of the poem. Thus my composing process often involves writing my way to that provisional last line. From time to time, I’ll attempt a re-write using that line as the beginning, but I’m rarely satisfied with the result.