This right here is why creating any kind of art, including poetry and other kinds of writing, is so incredibly difficult to do. When you have a broken heart, it’s hard to feel the way you do, much less think of doing something constructive with it.
But the heart is where the deep creating comes from. If you don’t let yourself feel the feelings and work through them to be able to write (create art) about them, you might write something pretty, but with no emotion behind it. You can’t touch others’ hearts if you’re not wiling to touch your own pain and share it openly.
“Take your broken heart; make it into art.” What brilliant advice from Carrie Fisher. May we take those words to our hearts and live by them.