We must walk past our kitchen table a couple dozen times a day. For the past few months, we’ve kept a poetry basket centered there. In the basket are books of poetry, books on writing poetry, paper pads, pens and pencils. Any time of the day, one or both of us (my husband is a writer also) may sit down and write something. We find we’re more productive that way. We also don’t lose little snippets of lines or pithy thoughts since a paper and pen are so accessible.