Enligt Talk to Transformer:

A list of things you need to be a real poet:

a loom or loomboard

a ballpoint pen

a good pile of soil and pebbles

a flower vase

the script

a bowl

have an experience in your imagination

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Things you need to be a real poet:

A writing machine.
A veritable uncountable, yet infinite supply of fresh, sweet, warm, slightly bitter and dry herbs.
An old Italian book that you want to read, in order to get the literary sparkle into your poetry.
A desire to make a mark on the world by being poetic and by talking about love.
A decent pair of ironing clothes.
A knowledge of Italian.
The words by Maccione to learn to become a poet.

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Things you need to be a real poet:

  1. Know the anatomy of the body.
  2. Learn to speak.
  3. Make music.

You can’t learn any of this when you’re your own storyteller. Think of it like this: You’re not writing a poem, you’re telling a story. Make sure that you are writing your story, not yourself. Instead of being a part of your life, let your story be your life. Don’t do it for the story’s sake, but for the experience of telling it.

  1. Don’t take shit from nobody.

He knows that if you’ve finished a challenge, you’re good to go.

  1. Be ready for anything

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Things you need to be a real poet:

  1. a nocturnal existence
  2. a penchant for lying
  3. a fragile sense of self-worth

I think I have those, with one exception. And it may be the one I’m not supposed to have. Which is the one that comes to mind when I read your poem about knowing the difference between “the dark, sweet silence” and “the light, black of night.”

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Things you need to be a real poet:

  1. A lot of use of exclamation points
  2. Love for koans
  3. A skill for levitating off the ground
  4. A power of entry into the past
  5. One you can disguise as magic
  6. One you can take away

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Things you need to be a real poet:

  1. Urn (Find it)
  2. Rope (Buy it)
  3. Paints (Buy them)
  4. Pen (Clean it)
  5. Paper (Put it out)
  6. Pencil (Make a thing out of it)
  7. Paper Ball (Make it)
  8. Paper Stick (Put it together)
  9. Broom (Put it out)
  10. Wig (Nail it to your belly)
  11. Fine Muslin (Hang it out)
  12. Small Boy (Make him out of cloth)