Tuesday Tidbits #41


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!

I, all too clearly, realize I am not destined to be the next great American poet. That was never my path. I was meant to teach, inspire, and encourage the new poets just honing their craft, in the hopes that their paths will hold the greatness.

For writers, there is no great finish line to cross. No matter how many words we may write, we are never finished. We never stop learning, experiencing, or living. And we never lose the desire to share our words. It is a lifelong race with no trophies at the end. But a race that must be run.

Writing poetry is a visual art. The poet must create a mental image for the reader that invokes the subject with emotion and depth. In this vision, the reader is easily swept by the anticipated sounds, smells, and sensations of what they see.

Who can deny the power of words? The right ones, spoken at the right time, can open any door. And the wrong ones can close it just as quickly. Behold, the power of words!

Since the dawn of time, humanity has sought to express itself in every medium imaginable. We have always communicated in this fashion. The future is no different. Art, in every form, will continue to reflect the true nature of man.

When I look at my own work, it is easy to become more critical the farther back I go. Time forces a more stringent light onto what I see now as amateur attempts. I can only hope, in the future, I will look back at what I write now and think the same thing.

I never know when a poem is done, I only know where I stopped.


Now get out there and write something!


14 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #41”
  1. beth says:

    ‘writing poetry is visual art’ – yes

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    My friend, you are a great visual artist! You paint such emotions, landscapes, fantasy places, dream images and much, much more. You reach across with precision and with the perfect metaphor and the most beautiful simile. This is another great edition of this series which I love. Brilliant! Great work my friend!

  3. K.L. Hale says:

    I love these quotes!! Now,….after work and voting I hope to write! Thanks for the kick in motivation.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    these are among your best quotes (I guess that supports your next to last one πŸ™‚ )

    and while wouldn’t give up on the idea of being a great American poet (you are to me already), you certainly have taught me a lot about the art form.

    and two thumbs up for the power of words – and you have learned how to harness that power.

    great job, Brad!

  5. kristianw84 says:

    You may not be the next great American poet to the nation, but you are to me! I have been touched, blessed, and inspired by your visual art and I am eternally grateful for it! And yet again, it was that last tidbit that got me! πŸ‘πŸ™β€

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    These are so lovely and true Brad. Except you do inspire people as you inspire me my friend. Your work is so lovely my dearest Brad. Sending love and prayers for blessings as who knows what is going to happen in the next few weeks. Be safe my friend. Love you πŸ€—πŸ’•β€οΈ

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