Tuesday Tidbits #46



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!

Recently, I discovered I cannot write on command. I was given the subject of a pumpkin in relation to the impending departure of a colleague from work and, under this duress, I could not perform in the minutes given me. I did, however, spend the rest of the day somewhat sidetracked writing verses that would gather in my head, although the poem would serve no good purpose now. Moral of the story? Be careful where you plant your pumpkin seeds!


There is beauty in sharing, within your words, an experience or feeling that someone has never had before. But the words that move readers the most are the ones that take them back to a moment in their own lives where lucid and vivid details round out the personalized scene and heighten the impact.


There may have been a time in my life when I romanticized the idea of being a poor, struggling poet. I fell out of love with the poor part of that rather quickly.


Before written language, the limited capacity of oral history lost many things to the ages. But writing brought more than permanence, it brought the limitless capacity to record everything. And there is a little part in every writer that writes to be remembered.


Although literate from a young age, I never kept a daily journal or diary. I think I never thought anybody would care what I was thinking about or feeling in the trivial moments of a common youth. I was wrong! I would give anything to be pulled back to those moments now that I have found a voice.


There are times when hearing or seeing just three or four words together sends me on a tangent of poetic thought. They are often found in the closing stanza of my works. These are the brushes with inspiration one must be ready for.


I seek out dissent to my own beliefs. If my own tenets cannot withstand hearing contradictory thought, then they are but sand and not worthy to be built upon.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
12 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #46”
  1. beth says:

    the power of the closing stanza – yes

  2. I fell out of love with that part of the “poet’s life” as well, my friend…and you’ve produced another outstanding Tuesdsays Tidbits! Thank you! Today is a big, big holiday here in Spain, it is the Immaculate Conception and everybody is out, shopping, going to mass (less than 50%), drinking at the bars (and eating as well, our bars are not the same as in America), and just enjoying the day, it is about 10 degrees outside, not too cold and very sunny and now that many of the streets and plazas of our downtown (el cenro) are pedestrian routes only, we are trying to get the cars out of the centre of the cities here in Europe…but I really enjoyed your post today as I always do…
    All the best my friend,
    F.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    Every Tuesday you have to come up with some tidbits, I would think that creates a bit of pressure. And then every Friday you have to write in the new poetic style. I would think that is challenging as well. I would say these are equivalent to writing on command…

  4. YAY! It’s Tuesday. Well, it’s Tuesday every day because your poetry is beautiful, but today I get to pick.
    “Although literate from a young age, I never kept a daily journal or diary. I think I never thought anybody would care what I was thinking about or feeling in the trivial moments of a common youth. I was wrong! I would give anything to be pulled back to those moments now that I have found a voice.”
    Have a beautiful afternoon.
    Sending love
    xoxoxo..

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    I admire the notion of accepting dissenting views. That seems to be a lost art in society these days.

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