In the words of Martha Graham: “There is a vitality, a life-force, an energy . . . that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. If you block it, it will never exist… It is not your business to determine how good it is. . . . It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.”
Recommended reading: The Poet’s Companion; Bass, Like a Beggar; ed. Dawes, When the Rewards Can Be So Great.