Tuesday Tidbits #40



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!


We can never know what we have in common with another person until we ask them, and we are willing to share of ourselves in return.


I would be hard pressed to explain my process for writing poetry. It happens in so many different ways. From the pragmatic writing of a newly learned form, to the unencumbered outpouring with what seems little effort or thought, and everything in between. The only trick to my process is that I always keep writing, no matter where it comes from.


Having something negative to say about my writing or poetry is not the worst thing someone can do to me. The worst thing is not to read it at all. That hurts more than having an opinion.


Poetry has spoken of man throughout the ages. The truths of life captured in verse and line. It will always be that. A refuge where words are derived from the soul and expressed without censorship. This is its gift.


The beginning of a poem is like fishing for me. I don’t know exactly what I am after, I just know some worms are getting wet. Hopefully, I’ll get a bite.


From people in every facet of life we are told stories, as we move and mingle among humanity. Each intrinsically beautiful, genuine, and rich. Writers must hone their skills as good listeners to take in the world around us and reflect it back in its truest light. People become the most interesting when you show an interest in them.


Seeing each dawn as the “first day of the rest of your life” is a beautiful sentiment. But, living fully comes from see each dawn as the “last day” of the rest of your life.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
11 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #40”
  1. kristianw84 says:

    These are all wonderful, Brad! You make me look forward to Tuesdays!! ❤❤

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    Great quotes my friend. I have to say I have a real favorite this week though.

    “The beginning of a poem is like fishing for me. I don’t know exactly what I am after, I just know some worms are getting wet. Hopefully, I’ll get a bite.”

    Not only did this instantly bring back wonderful memories about my fishing at dawn for hours with my cane pole and red bobber, but my process is so often the same.

    Great stuff. Sending lots of love and hugs my friend. 🦋🤗💕❤️Jonikins

  3. Jim Borden says:

    Wonderful inspiration once again, Brad.

    “People become the most interesting when you show an interest in them.” How true… and the most talkative…

  4. Brilliant and inspiring as usual. Poems speak of the human condition, of emotions of the search for something that can take us a little closer to the truth every day and yes, we must approach each day as the first and recognise it as well as our last, as that is the only way to fully experience life. Great tidbits Brad. I really enjoy this series. Thank you!

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