Tuesday Tidbits #9



Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!


Through expression, my own thoughts and ideas are exhaled and exhausted. I never find inspiration reading my own words. Inspiration lies outside ourselves in the words of others. If you don’t think so, then you just aren’t reading enough.



It is great hubris to think that someone will read everything I have ever written. I would be ecstatic to have them just read the good ones. I, however, do not recall which ones they were. Let me know if you find one though!



Rhyming is the phonetic rhythm that leads listener into mindful expectation of what will follow. A non-tonal chant in the cerebellum. A guide of repetition that marks each turn in a verse. Joyful anticipation audibly found.



Many writers struggle with how exactly to define their writing. But you will find that the more time you spend writing, and less time you spend worrying about defining it, the more easily your writing will define itself.



Technology today provides spell check, grammar check, editing for conciseness, and punctuation. It is like you could put a monkey at a keyboard and get an understandable piece of copy. Yet, there is so much evidence that isn’t true.



So, my word-processing software will tell me the number of words, number of characters, spelling errors, grammar errors, syntax problems, punctuation, and a whole myriad of other things. But it won’t tell me when one of the lines in my twelve-stanza sonnet is eleven syllables, instead of the form required ten. I sit drumming my fingers and counting over and over again. Technology needs a poetic upgrade.



I would love to write a memoir someday, but I only have the recall now for what would be considered cliff notes. You would get to know me enough to get you through a tenth grade English Literature class, and maybe that’s enough for both of us.



Now get out there and write something!




16 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #9”
  1. So true…. We always get inspiration from reading others… We should always read more than writing.. Great insight

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Great thoughts Brad. I am especially drawn to this one: “Inspiration lies outside ourselves in the words of others.” But all of them are very interesting and valuable. I agree with you fully on these tidbits you have today published. Take good care and all the best,

  3. beth says:

    thanks, brad, i love these quotes –

  4. Love this post Brad.
    “Through expression, my own thoughts and ideas are exhaled and exhausted.” Excellent.
    Enjoy your day. I hope everyone tries to do the best under the circumstances.

  5. Jim Borden says:

    I think you should create a poetry app that guides you through creating all the different types of poetry you have written about, and suggests words that will rhyme with your given pattern. I might use such an app!

  6. annkahii says:

    Great insight ! Thanks for sharing

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