Mary Oliver takes a notebook outside and walks in the woods every morning and jots down what she sees. Then she goes back home and looks at what she jotted and turns the jots into a poem.
I would like to try this method, but I wonder, does she write as she walks? Or does she stop every once and a while to reflect? Does she write standing up or does she find a boulder or a dead tree branch or a dry patch of pine needles and plop down?
What about the winter? Does she have special gloves that her pen doesn’t slip through? Or does she write with a pencil?
I shouldn’t assume that Mary Oliver writes with a pen.