Tuesday Tidbits #62



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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!

Poetry is like good bearnaise sauce. It must be created slowly to avoid it breaking.


The hardest part for me is a subject matter that I have not experienced in some visceral or real way. It forces me to write outside myself. And in that change of perspective, there is always something deeper found, whether it makes it to the paper or not.


In poetry, sometimes it feels like your writing is in a rut on subject matter. But this is to be expected. A deeper look at any subject can often present many perspectives that seek expression.


I want my poetry to stick to you like a napkin to a cold glass in July.


Some of my romanticized verses were written to loves long since gone. And in the dissolution of the romance, my words paled to my own ears and much of their light was lost. For me, they wreak of old shipwrecks on the shore.


Poetry does not have to be devoid of dialogue. Any number of techniques can delineate a conversation. It allows for different, even diametrical, views of the same subject.


The hard part in writing is volume. Choosing your words and methods to create everything from a whisper to the roar of a storming gale.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
14 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #62”
  1. beth says:

    i can identify with bearnaise quote, my very favorite sauce! fragile as a poem.

  2. Jim Borden says:

    I never thought of trying to use words to create a volume effect, but I can see what you mean.

    And I agree it is hard to write about things you have not experienced…

    another great set of thoughtful quotes, Brad!

  3. Here Brad:
    “The hardest part for me is a subject matter that I have not experienced in some visceral or real way. It forces me to write outside myself. And in that change of perspective, there is always something deeper found, whether it makes it to the paper or not.”
    Excellent.
    xoxo

  4. Brilliant! You have really written some deep and profound thoughts, definitely thoughts to think about. All the best my friend,
    FBC.

  5. petespringerauthor says:

    “For me, they wreak of old shipwrecks on the shore.” I find that humorous and tragic at the same time.

  6. kristianw84 says:

    I love how you expressed wanting your poetry to stick to your readers like a napkin stuck to a glass in July. I am sure many others would agree with me in saying your words stick ink in skin. Much more permanently.

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