Tuesday Tidbits #72



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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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Within lyrical linguistics, subtle metaphor, poignant imagery, and ethereal adjectives, poetry can hide many messages. Other times, it just walks up and punches you in the face with plain words.


I find it difficult to write in the style of a conscious stream of thought. To just let words fall out onto the paper with little consideration. Everything must be somehow measured and molded before I can let it go.


I try not to view my earlier works too harshly, though they oft seem written by a child. I try to remind myself that as a writer, I was still a child when they were written.


Though the finished product is offered in words, poetry comes from just two things: determination and effort. Anyone can apply those two characteristics, and thus, anyone can be a poet.


Writing has helped me to expand my view of the world I live in. I have learned to “look” at things, rather than just “glance”.


If a writer tells you that they do not do it for the attention, they are lying. Nothing is ever written, by an author, that does not harbor the burning wish to be read.


I recognize that many of my poems are a reflection of some unrealistic utopian society. I do not worry about causing some disconnect from reality for my readers. That is what the evening news is for.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
9 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #72”
  1. beth says:

    love these as always and i try to keep the i’m but a ‘child’ in the writing world in mind.

  2. “I find it difficult to write in the style of a conscious stream of thought. To just let words fall out onto the paper with little consideration. Everything must be somehow measured and molded before I can let it go.” I let words fall out onto the paper with little consideration as well, but I don’t think I write with a conscious stream of thought… thoughts come and get expelled and most are not conscious, planned thoughts – instead, it’s like taking the blinders off the horse and letting it gallop wherever it wants to go.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    the evening news is certainly a bit slanted in the news that it reports and how it reports such news…

    my blogging has also made more observant of the world – I’m always looking for source material!

    and yes, I share your opinion that writers are hoping that their material is read…

  4. You’re right my friend, “stream of thought” is not art, is not poetry, art and poetry has to be crafted and reworked, investigated and invested with talent, which is the result of hard work. Cheers,
    FBC.

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