Something Wonderful

Some lovely words to ponder:

it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on its brow
of the flower
and retell it in words and in touch
it is lovely
until it flowers again from within, of self-blessing…”

“Prose is walking; poetry is flying”

Galway Kinnell

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I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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2 Responses to Something Wonderful

  1. Toby Stein says:

    Kinnell’s saying is charming, but the goals of prose and poetry may be different. So if a writer takes Kinnell to heart (wanting to soar), he may turns his prose poetic in hopes of it taking off. Yes, in both senses. When carried aloft to stylish heights, prose can overshoot the mark. I think the writer of good prose means to reach the reader rather than dazzle him, connect rather than impress. A great poem always, a good poem often, is uplifting. But it can only change the reader’s world for as long as the poem stays in memory.

    • Hi Toby,

      And ponder you did! What a thoughtful comment — and how true. As a poet about poetry and he is sure to elevate it above prose. Prose that’s too lyrical can be cloying and poetry that’s too earthbound can seem prosaic. But each can give the other something of value, I believe.

      Write on, Karin

      Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:22:57 +0000 To: kmja_w@hotmail.com

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