Tuesday Tidbits #28

 

 

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!

 

Give praise anytime you feel praise is due. Give criticism only when it is requested. But be honest in both.


 

 

Conforming, in any way, whether it be subject, medium, meter, or style, is not required for beauty or art. In fact, it is the antithesis of creativity.


 

 

You can never hang failure on the subject of a composition. Subjects are neither good nor bad on their own. It is how we articulate the subject that falls to the scrutiny of success or failure.


 

 

Getting a reader to feel or think about love, with a poem about love, is the low hanging fruit of writing. But to cause a reader to feel or think about love, amidst the harsh and stringent words of a poem about hate, is true mastery.


 

 

When we work long and hard on a composition, we are often want to settle for less than great in order to be done with it. Frustration and focus take their toll. Do not fall into this trap. Set it aside. Forget about it. Then, one day, you can return to it and give it the justice it deserves.


 

 

The old may be tried and true. The new may be exciting and fresh. But a rarer beauty lies in combining the two. A new look at something old or an old look at something new.


 

 

Poetry is most sought to heal the pain of great loss or to revel in devout love. It is like owning a tuxedo. You get it out for funerals and weddings.


 

 

 

Now get out there and write something!

 

 

 

Comments
18 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #28”
  1. KENDI KARIMI says:

    These are very encouraging tidbits. πŸ˜ƒ Love it. πŸ€—

  2. beth says:

    I especially love the last one, why we seek out poetry –

  3. Great tidbits Brad! All true and very well said. The old should be revamped with something new and trying to evoke love while writing about hate is true mastery. I really enjoy and love this series! Great work my friend and keep it going! All the best,
    Francisco

  4. Jim Borden says:

    I like the comparison of poetry to a tuxedo – very creative!

  5. Ah, one of my fav series…
    “You can never hang failure on the subject of a composition. Subjects are neither good nor bad on their own. It is how we articulate the subject that falls to the scrutiny of success or failure.”
    Can I have this one?
    xoxo

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    This is one if not my favorite Brad.

    β€œGetting a reader to feel or think about love, with a poem about love, is the low hanging fruit of writing. But to cause a reader to feel or think about love, amidst the harsh and stringent words of a poem about hate, is true mastery.” This is beautiful Brad.

    Really great piece Brad. Love ❀️ and hugs πŸ€— my friend.

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