Saturday, August 10, 2013

Wordsmiths

Poetry, or prose,
words are coaxed, wrestled,
sometimes spilling
from mind to pen.
Ink flows,
onto paper’s eager surface-
tooth snares ink.
Captured words, in black and white,
make writers of us all.

 

http://www.trifectawritingchallenge.com/2013/08/trifextra-week-eighty.html
This sums up what I love about writing-it’s not exclusive-it’s something we can all own a piece of.







44 comments:

  1. Oh Valerie you know this is so true. Perfect wording:) B

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  2. I was thinking about this just yesterday--how universal experience and feeling is, even if we haven't experienced it yet--and it's the writer's job to bring it all together. Beautiful as always, Valerie!

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    1. Eloquent, Dawn. As I said before, you are an artist on so many levels:)

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  3. Feelgood for writers. Really appreciated it:)

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  4. All writers can/should relate to your words. They are a universal truth for all who put pare to pen or, fingers to keyboard. Very good use of the prompt, Valerie.

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    1. Thanks Tom! I've had a lot of inspiration from so many wonderful writers like you, for this one:)

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  5. That phrase "tooth snares ink" is perfect.

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  6. Yes! Yes! Yes! Sometimes the words come so effortlessly it's scary. Other times the process involves pleading and bargaining with my brain. You nailed it, Valerie!

    This is suitable for framing. Excellent take on the prompt!

    P.S. Congrats on a well-deserved win this week. Your piece was so lovely and touching. :)

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    1. Ivy dearest, your comments make my day! Thank you so much for everything you said above! :)

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  7. Ah! Wonderful. It makes me want to get out my pen and paper a do a little long-hand writing! :D

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    1. Thanks Linda! A few months ago I treated myself to a really nice pen and a leather bound journal. I agree-every so often it feels good to write long hand:)

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  8. "paper's eager surface" I officially have a crush on your writing!

    Such a lovely piece, Valerie. You cascade the words, like ink running from a fountain pen.

    I always know I'll read something special when I visit your blog. :))

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    1. Jo-Anne-the crush is entirely mutual! xx Thank you so much!!!

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  9. This is beautiful and delightful! Wonderful, Valerie! Congratulations on your win for Stone Soup!

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    1. Thank you Maggie! You are such a sweetheart for that comment!

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  10. This is great! All of us do have a story to tell. The tooth snares ink is a great line.

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    1. Thank you so much Janna! That means a lot to me!

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  11. I agree your use of tooth was faneffingtastic!

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  12. Beautiful, Valerie! I love "tooth snares ink" too. :)

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  13. That's a cool way to use tooth. I like it.

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  14. I'm with Jo-Anne. Your writing makes me weak in the knees. "Ink flows, / onto paper’s eager surface-/ tooth snares ink"--so freaking fabulous.

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  15. Kallan-Annie, Thank you! From the bottom of my humble heart-thank you! xx

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  16. Beautiful words Valerie! They speak to us all.

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  17. Great effort and work, my sweet! Your comments, your writing, your words are always perfect. Perfect in their choice and intent!

    You ALWAYS make me smile!

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  18. WoW .. you truly have a talented way with words!!!

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  19. Oh I love this! Very poetic and beautiful. I think that everyone has a writer in them somewhere :)

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  20. I just love the word "Wordsmith" - it seems to evoke a more dramatic act of movement! Valerie, your words again captured the word's essence!

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