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“They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

Category: Poetry

50 Reasons Not To Date A Poet | As Told By…

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It may sound romantic, but in search of that elusive metaphor, poets can be somewhat  “eccentric.” If you date a poet everyone will think you are the jerk they are writing about. You wi…

Source: 50 Reasons Not To Date A Poet

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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 lift my lids and all is born again…” | In Response

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I lift my lids and all is born again…

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?

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#Kaafiyamilaao

The ‘Me’ In Meaning | #AdviceToWriters

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Words Are But Vague Shadows

Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.  Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.

THEODORE DREISER

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Composing Yourself | #AdviceToWriters

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Composition is a Discipline

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.

WILLIAM SAFIRE

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Thought and Therapy | #AdviceToWriters

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Confront the Dark Parts of Yourself

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing.

AUGUST WILSON

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Posing | Spotlight on Emily Sernaker

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Emily Sernaker’s “A Woman Is Apologizing” appeared earlier this week on the Ms. Blog. Here’s another stunning poem she wrote for the Los Angeles Times: http://lat.ms/1T1JSGE

*Shared from Ms. Magazine

Balancing Act | #AdviceToWriters

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All Writing Slants the Way a Writer Leans

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.

E.B. WHITE

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Just the way I like it | World Poetry Day

To the writers, poets, artists, creatives and everyone in-between.

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Further reading (via The Guardian):  The medium is the message – the power of public poetry

Somewhere there is a poem | Gina Loring, Poet Spotlight

For the women who are not afraid.

#IWD

(Somewhere there is a poem)

#FBF

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