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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
As a 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.