Tuesday Tidbits #79


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!


It is in the morning, my mind well rested, that words are most easily summoned and crafted. In the quiet before dawn, while the world sleeps, I am focused and inspired by thought. As the day wanes, life interjects itself into the proceedings and little is then accomplished.

If a writer ever lacks for inspiration, all they must do is travel.

The poet never gets to determine exactly what a poem means. What lies within the words is discerned only by the reader, and rarely are the meanings the same.

You should write poetry the same way you would play a musical instrument. Aware of and connected to the tone, timbre, and volume of every note, where the writer’s emotions are released in linguistic waves.

Poetry offers no science. There is no expertise to be had. There is only the reward of becoming aware of language and seeing the expression of life as a craft.

Poetry is more about living, than it is about writing.

Poetry can hold as much wisdom as any textbook, as much adventure as any novel, and as much spirit as any Holy tome. It just delivers it in fewer words.


Now get out there and write something!


13 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #79”
  1. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Absolutely Brad! Poetry is a way of doing something, the energy, the talent, the art and the craft you put into something artistic, combined with imagination and a desire to express feelings, thoughts and ideas. One can be a poet of the Paí t brushes, of the strings of a guitar or the keys of a horn or piano and of the written words, i.e. the pen. Cheers my friend for these wonderful thoughts!

  2. beth says:

    I’m all about the early morning, while the world sleeps

  3. Jim Borden says:

    I agree with the travel one, and I like your quote about poetry being about life…

  4. kristianw84 says:

    As both a writer and a musician, I greatly appreciate the link between the two. They are both similar, and both, very much a part of me.

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