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The daily dread of being judged, of being measured and found lacking in some way, no matter how small, was a burden she carried, compact and profound. It was a too-heavy purse, worn and comfortable on her shoulder, which she did not know the weight of until she set it down.
— Lynda Cohen Loigman
I sing to fit into notes –
letters of stories I have yet to forget.
Yes, I lift my eyes and paint your breath.
Wet with pigments of paper-made memories;
I write your name with brittle brushes
left to dry
in a room with little light.
Can I stay in slumber against you
once more my love?
Composition is a discipline; it forces us to think. If you want to “get in touch with your feelings,” fine—talk to yourself; we all do. But, if you want to communicate with another thinking human being, get in touch with your thoughts. Put them in order; give them a purpose; use them to persuade, to instruct, to discover, to seduce. The secret way to do this is to write it down and then cut out the confusing parts.
I have yet to see a piece of writing, political or nonpolitical, that doesn’t have a slant. All writing slants the way a writer leans, and no man is born perpendicular, although many men are born upright.
To the writers, poets, artists, creatives and everyone in-between.
Further reading (via The Guardian): The medium is the message – the power of public poetry
For the women who are not afraid.
(Somewhere there is a poem)