Tuesday Tidbits #39



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!

Though it seems safer, we cannot live our lives in a bubble. Eventually we will run out of air and be surrounded by that which is stagnant and dead. We must leave, at least, a window open. Yes, sometimes it will hold the scent of wildflowers in the field next door. And sometimes the stench of the paper mill down the road. But either smell is a needed reminder that we are still alive.


There is no value in a question asked if we have not the patience and silence to wait for an answer.


The best titles are those that grab your eye, engage your mind, and fuel your interest in a mere few, well-chosen words. Poetry is writing a whole bunch of titles that fit together.


I hope one day to be able to offer my writings in braille. Who is more deserving of the imagery, color, and beauty of words than those for whom sight was not given?


Writing poetry is like cooking was before electricity. Everything is slow roasted over a fire that must be constantly tended. You can’t microwave a masterpiece.


I have often started off a poem in one direction, some thought given to where I was going. But I am a slave to the winds, and I am easily pushed into other harbors of thought. Sometimes these sides trips reveal the most beautiful places, even though they are not where I was going.


The best poetry elicits moments of anticipation within the reader. Like the feeling in the pit of your stomach when the rollercoaster reaches the top of the hill. Moments when we are scared and excited at the same time, and we become fully engaged in the world around us.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
18 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #39”
  1. beth says:

    Yes about the bubble

  2. Jim Borden says:

    nice to know that sometimes you don’t know where your poem is headed, once it starts. that happens off with my writing as well…

    and what a wonderful idea about getting your poems published in Braille…

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I related to every single one of these! I think great writers learn to change directions with the wind, even if it’s not the original intention. I hope you publish a book of poetry one day that is available in braille so those without sight can feel your words, and I dream of pulling a collection of your poetry off my bookshelf one day! And as always, that last tidbit really spoke to me. I am quite fond of your words, and you! ❤😘

  4. One of my fav mornings.
    The best poetry elicits moments of anticipation within the reader. Like the feeling in the pit of your stomach when the rollercoaster reaches the top of the hill. Moments when we are scared and excited at the same time, and we become fully engaged in the world around us.
    You are great, Brad.

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    Brad this is funny. Right before I sat down to read your post I opened the French doors and the window where I write that doesn’t have a screen.

    I do the same thing often with my poetry as well.

    You really should publish a book with your amazing quotes. They are always uplifting and very wise.

    I am sending you lots of extra love today and I hope you can feel it.
    Hugs too,
    Jonikins

    • Brad Osborne says:

      One of these days I will get something published. Until then I always have your love and support to rely on. And I appreciate that more than words. Thanks Jonikins!

      • jonicaggiano says:

        Oh Brad your work is so amazing. You are definitely right you do have my love and support. It is an honor and always a pleasure to read your lovely work. Your quotes are pretty amazing as well. Love to you my dear friend. Jonikins

  6. petespringerauthor says:

    My grandmother had an old Braille typewriter that I used to fool around with when I was a kid. She used to convert printed material to Braille for the students she worked with. Your thought made me immediately think of that.

  7. This is definitely one of my favourite of your posts (which is not easy to select as they are all so brilliant) but this phrase: “There is no value in a question asked if we have not the patience and silence to wait for an answer.” So, so true…many people proffer questions by the by and then proceed without having the courtesy or the will to hear the answer. It is as if they already have anticipated a reply…of their own invention…and just throw the question out there as an accusation. Great post, great tidbits and may this series continue, it is truly grand!
    All the best,
    F.

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