Tuesday Tidbits #44



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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!

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Poetry is not a snapshot of life. Not some frozen, static moment seen in two dimensions. Poetry moves in every sense of the word. From the twirl of a moonlit dance to the rush of love it provokes. From the heart it stirs to the tears that fall. Whether it be the passing of time in the smallest of moments or an epic tale, it is always a journey moving you somewhere.


Ask not what your poetry can do for you, but what you can do for your poetry! Okay, I just always wanted to say that. It sounded cooler in my head.


Short of the common limerick and its lyrical laughter, most poetry is not written to be humorous. It seems humor is as difficult a task to a poet as it is to some comedians.


For me, writing is often an unpacking of my thoughts. It is almost the act of creating space to fully record and appreciate what lies ahead. It allows me to be more focused on where I am at rather than what has transpired. Life then becomes a series of moments, each with a fresh new page.


Writing great poetry never requires a degree in Language Arts. You do not have to know what alliteration, syncope, or enjambment are to know that what you wrote works. Even in the least literate, the potential to string a phrase of linguistic pearls exists.


Just for fun one day, I counted the number of words I had copyrighted to that point. It seemed like a large number, yet I was left with no feeling of being done. I am not sure I know what done is.


As I writer, I do not wish for words. I need them, as a fish needs water. They are the world I live in and without them I would suffocate and die.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
17 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #44”
  1. beth says:

    Right off the Mark – ‘poetry is not a snapshot of life…’ exquisite

  2. Good morning my dearest Brad. Excellent post.
    “Writing great poetry never requires a degree in Language Arts. You do not have to know what alliteration, syncope, or enjambment are to know that what you wrote works. Even in the least literate, the potential to string a phrase of linguistic pearls exists.”
    Indeed.
    xoxo

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I love all of these, but the first and last are my favorites!

  4. Great thoughts and statements as usual. Brilliant! Especially the one about not needing to know the gramatical terms, which I so much agree with and appreciate hearing from you. Great post Brad!

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    Excuse me, sir. I’d like a side of humor with that poetry. 😎

  6. JustBeingMe says:

    Thanks Brad. Today’s post reminded me that I NEED to write. Whether I share it or not is another matter but I need to make that space in my head.

    • Brad Osborne says:

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I do think it allows the writer to be more present at any given moment as our thoughts of the past no longer pervade the conscious mind.

  7. jonicaggiano says:

    This is great stuff Brad. A born writer.

    Ask not what your poetry can do for you, but what you can do for your poetry! Okay, I just always wanted to say that. It sounded cooler in my head.” Haha. It worked it made me laugh.

    All of your reasons were beautifully done. Love ❤️ hugs and extra squeezes. ❤️love Jonikins

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