The poem was posted to YouTube on 27 August 2009.
I've yet to comprehend this foreign drive
to write and set down words unceasingly,
to rhythms fabricate and rhymes contrive,
producing lyric prose increasingly;
this hypermanic urge to generate
short stories, novels, poems, teleplays,
to learn new ways to say old things, create
a way to pass the hours of my days;
this abstract impulse to set down in verse
the random thought and feeling that impels
my pen to frantic flights, as I traverse
sestinas, rondeaus, sonnets, villanelles;
this senseless waking dream within a dream
has only now to find a fitting theme.