Canadian Writer Poet, Author, Phillip Harrison
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write we are creating new thoughts that did not exist before.
Arguably some would say that we are having new thoughts and merely
writing them down, but sometimes the thoughts flow so quickly onto the
page that it becomes difficult to tell what came first; the
thought or the ink that described it? In either case the feeling
which over takes a writer when they are experiencing this flow of images
into text, is indescribable and incredible. Only
by writing can we truly understand what it feels like to release the
images from within our minds and be able to paint them into the minds of
others through the written word. It is in the most real sense an
indelible experience. Impossible to erase or forget and cannot be
washed away by the real world around us.
Poets are always poets Posted on
January 10, 2014
writer, I have been asked many times how long have I been writing for?
I always answer this way; "Since I first learned to write but before I
could read or draw." At other times people have asked me when I
first realized that I could write. For me, I realized it when I
first shared my work with others, and met with varying degrees of
critisms, and yet, kept on writing and sharing what I had crafted.
A writer doesn't have to write perfectly, this is true more now than at
any time in history, but his or her thoughts should be as near to
perfection as they can make them. The craft is more in the story
and the song, than in the spelling and punctuation.
A writer may
develop a thick skin over time to cope with the critics and the scathing
remarks, but in the end we are only a writer when we are writing and
should not take such remarks for more than they are. Critics and
fans fill the world, after all, and we will keep on penning our words,
despite what they say or think. Being a poet or not, has very
little to do with writing in the scheme of things, it is a craft in and
of itself. One who writes poetry has always thought poetically and
can no more help themselves shed the affliction, than a musician or song
writer or person with an illness. It just has to run its course!
Those of us who write poetry are and always have been poets from an
early age. No excuses, no regrets. Poets are always poets,
the act of writing it down does not make you more of a poet, it merely
adds to your repertoire of skills as a writer. It adds a depth
that may be missing in some stories. Writing it down merely helps
us to make it look more perfect.