Tuesday Tidbits #86



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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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Writing requires a certain need for understanding the preciseness of words. This is a great benefit to brevity, clarity, and rhythm. But in conversation, it often leaves me searching for exactly the right words I want to use, and a pregnant pause precludes my response.


I often know where I want a poem to start and where I want it to end. The work for me is writing all the verses that gets a reader from point A to point B.


Titling a piece certainly offers its own fun to writing. It can, in much brevity, be an opportunity for great witticism, sarcasm, or linguistic flair. Although judged less harshly than your content, it can be what gets a reader to your content.


Nothing is served better by being the written word than an apology. Atonement carved upon parchment in sincere and lasting words where volume and tenor are reduced, and love is given its light. And it holds the writer to bear up to the words written.


I do not think I have ever written a piece that, if given enough time reading it, I wouldn’t find some small change I think would be an improvement. But once published, I do not, as I want the imperfections to remain as part of the moment they were captured in.


For those who say poetry is finding a new resurgence, I would argue it has never left. What we are experiencing is the best part of the digital age. The poetic artists who have always given voice to our shared world simply now have an easier way of being heard. And we are better off for it.


I write a lot of words and read a lot of books, but when a printer said something about bindings, the first thing that popped into my head was my safe word. I still have a lot to learn.


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Now get out there and write something!

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Comments
16 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #86”
  1. beth says:

    I agree with you about leaving the imperfections in, this shows our humanity

  2. You’re right, there’s always something that can be changed and ways of perfecting a piece but the imperfections are the marks of time. Lovely words of practical wisdom my friend!

  3. kristianw84 says:

    I love all these!! Once again, I’m left with difficulty choosing a favorite. The one about imperfections stood out to me. Oddly, it is showing those imperfections that make a story or poem perfect, because anything without flaws is not realistic.

    And the last one. You have always slayed me with your endings.

  4. Jim Borden says:

    titling my blog posts is my favorite part of blogging…

    and I agree that an apology carries much power with it…

  5. jonicaggiano says:

    I always enjoy these immensely Brad but these one I love

    “Nothing is served better by being the written word than an apology. Atonement carved upon parchment in sincere and lasting words where volume and tenor are reduced, and love is given its light. And it holds the writer to bear up to the words written.”

    Priceless my friend. Love coming your way now and later, Jonikens xoxoxo

  6. All good points. I think bindings keep your feet on skis!

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