“Inspiration” by Tabitha Welch

Tabitha Welch (age 12)


Sometimes I think
Inspiration is dead.
Other times
It jumps in my head.
It can be a friend
But also a traitor.
I suppose it’s Fate.
Always something new
No two alike.
Middle of day,
Dead of night.

from 2014 Rattle Young Poets Anthology


Why do you like to write poetry?

Tabitha Welch: “I love to tell stories. A poem tells a story just like a short story or a novel does. Sometimes the poem can be much more artistic or dramatic. I think it is amazing that the same ideas that writers spend entire books exploring can be conveyed in a few poetic stanzas.”

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