Today's poem is "Instructions" by Neil Gaiman, which was first published in A Wolf at the Door, co-edited by me and Ellen Datlow (more info here), and which has now been turned into a beautiful, magical children's picture book illustrated by Charles Vess. I love this.
Today's poem: Poetry by Pablo Neruda
I particularly love this portion of the poem,
which so perfectly captures the experience of creative inspiration:
...something started in my soul,
fever or forgotten wings,
and I made my own way,
and I wrote the first faint line...
(Painting above: The Angel of Forgiveness)