analytical Q May-Aug 2000 Sept-Dec 2000 Jan-Apr 2001 Discussion

The Diary
Anne Ku

18 April 2001 Wednesday





Life is a journey. We are all seekers. Of what?

I wondered recently if it is happiness we seek or answers to our questions. Maybe both. But if we become more and more self-sufficient and knowledgeable through our experience and education, what else could we possibly need or want?

Inspiration. I seek that moment of truth. It could be an idea. It could be a conversation that ignites a sudden thought. It could be the look on a person's face that stirs my blood or imagination.

One fleeting moment is all that it takes to inspire me to write, compose, or generate some business idea. Today I experienced such a moment - to write a new kind of poem. The moment stimulated my senses: visual, nasal, taste, touch, sound. How do I capture all of this in a poem?