Writer’s Desk: Turning Words to Sparks

Even when a piece of writing isn’t about writing it can inspire. Take, for example, Marge Piercy’s poem “The birthday of the world.” It’s a big, declamatory piece all about calling oneself to task for what’s been done and not done for the world and others. 

Here’s how she ends it:

Give me weapons 
of minute destruction. Let
my words turn into sparks.

Smashingly good stuff.

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