The Merits of Free-writing
Some of my poems are the result of free-writing, meaning that I didn’t worry about contents but simply allowed my subconscious mind aimlessly to roam. Some good ideas can be developed from a plain writing exercise that at first glance appears to be meaningless.
Cicero’s immortal words: “Ubi nihil erit quod scribas, it ipsum scribito.” In English: Even if you have nothing to write, write and say so.
It is true; such scribbles can serve as a foundation or fertilizer for good poetry.