Another revered author’s edition…
“Try, like some first human being, to say what you see and experience and love and lose.
Seek those themes which your own everyday life offers you; describe your sorrows and desires, passing thoughts and the belief in some sort of beauty — describe all these with loving, quiet, humble sincerity, and use, to express yourself, the things in your environment, the images from your dreams, and the objects of your memory.
If your daily life seems poor, do not blame it; blame yourself, tell yourself that you are not poet enough to call forth its riches; for to the creator there is no poverty and no poor indifferent place.”*
*from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke