Tuesday Tidbits #73


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!

The greatest challenge for me is when I am enchanted by a single phrase that seems an exceptional final line to a poem, and then I must figure out how to get the reader there without spoiling the surprise.

Sometimes, a poet must look for the world through a child’s eyes, where an untethered imagination makes all things possible.

Often, I think that I write my poetry to shine enough light in my life to keep my own darkness at bay.

Reading the works of great poets present and past is a double-edged sword. On one hand, there is little more inspirational than the amazing words of gifted poets. On the other, there is a disheartening sense they your words will never meet that mark.

It is not difficult to write a million stanzas about love. The hard part is to Miriam-Webster that emotion and define it in one sentence.

Mornings are the most productive time for my writing. It pairs a well-rested mind with the dawn of a new day, where all things seem possible.

There is nothing in our natural world whose beauty does not deserve to be captured in verse. If a poet is struggling to find a subject, they need but to look out the window.


Now get out there and write something!


11 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #73”
  1. beth says:

    I especially love the one about looking at the world through a child’s eyes, I personally do this most all of the time

  2. Re: The double edged sword: While writing my novel, I was reading Franzen’s “The Corrections” and the sad reality hit me that I would never be able to write that well! You have much less to worry about in that regard.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I write like a child; does that count? 🙂

    that must be both fun and challenging to know how you want to end a poem, but then you have to figure out how to get there…

  4. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Absolutely, the world through the eyes of a child is a more interesting and fascinating world…fab tidbits my friend.

  5. kristianw84 says:

    I am always fascinated by your endings, I always try to see life (and describe it in writing) through the eyes of a child, and I am often caught gazing out of windows!! I loved all of these, Brad! Every single one is relatable!!

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