A short and powerful poem to inspire writers young and old.


I stumbled on this poem recently and it has become an instant favorite. A wonderful poem to use in the classroom.


Young Poets

Write as you will 
In whatever style you like 
Too much blood has run under the bridge 
To go on believing 
That only one road is right.

In poetry everything is permitted.

With only this condition of course, 
You have to improve the blank page.

–Nicanor Parra
(trans. by Miller Williams)