One would think this to be an easy topic to write about, but for me it's a very complex issue. Being an author that doesn't write from the head (intellectual writing), I have a hard time expressing what inspires me because it's such a complex process. For me I will simply be going about my business when I become suddenly overwhelmed with some emotional experience, that in all honesty writes itself. I find that I write more from my passions and emotional experiences than from some intellectual capacity that I have full control over. As a result I am often told by readers that they experienced the very emotional event that inspired the writing, as if those emotions or passions were speaking with a voice of their own. I'm not the kind of author that can simply sit down and write which explains why I rarely enter poetry contest's. It's more of an "in the heat of the moment thing for me." You might say that in some way I suffer for the sake of the art (through the experience), which throughout history has been the hallmark of fine art, the artist suffering for the sake of the work. Honestly I wouldn't have it any other way.
Ah, I am very similar Rick. I find that the best poems come off the top of my head, I may be riding a bus and suddenly find myself softly whispering a poem under my breathe, then quickly rush home to write it down. My "Emily McCartney" poem was that way as well, though I was in my room when inspiration hit. I also find that my best poems come from having my Heartbroken, for that is when I feel the most passion and sorrow, and can write to my best abilities. I can try and force writing out of me for contests and such, but I feel they always pale in comparison to the ones which come from the heart and soul.
The Cupid is an ancient deity, disfigured by time and rage against the curse of immortality. His once feathered wings, now a fleshy ether stirring membrane; his arrows a horrible multitude of barbed appendages; And a single eye with which to hunt the hearts of innocent souls as yet untouched by the pain of love and loving. -Unknown
Rick, Mostly my poems come straight off m,y head and I do very little to workshop them. Others, especially those that I am thinking of sending out for publication, I attend a poetry workshop at a library or use my computer.. I get published more times than not, so I must be doing something right! ~Davidf
David, Rick passed away a few years back. He was a wonderful man, artist, author and musician. He was loyal to the site for a very long time. I know he would be proud of all of us, and our writing skills. =)
Scars remind us where we've been. They don't have to dictate where we are going.
Belinda: I had the top of my pinkie pinched off. I had to have Emergency surgery..the dr made it look like a pinkie. You wouldn't believe how much you use something until the mobility of it is jeopardized. =(
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metalmadcat: damn, that is awful news. it sounds like you made a wrong movement with it. hope it lets you be careful and more considered with your pinkie. hopefully it lets you keep writing with no worries or pain.
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Belinda: I got it caught between a lock and the door it is mounted too. I wish I could have it back!! I WISH!!!
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noviceandnew: hey everybody... its been a while!
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Belinda: Hey...how are you?
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•PoiPoi•: Hello there, everyone! Damn there's been a real while since I last visited this place, how is everyone?
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R. Menz: All clear and breezy for me. Glad you're back.
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Belinda: I am ok. How are you?
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Belinda: I hope everyone is having a good summer!
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R. Menz: Hey. Welcome to our forum, how are you?
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Belinda: Good, how are you Paul?
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Poetical: I have come back here tonight to this wonderful forum where I met my beautiful wife Unvailingdominion or as I know her Kimberly nearly ten years ago. to go though some of my older poems and thought I would just say hello to any members that are here. hello
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Jocelyn Dunbar: It's been a long time. Now, I can start all over again to share my composition.
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Jocelyn Dunbar: If you achieve destitution you will become phenomenon.
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cc: Looking on here brings such memories! Thank for you keeping this website up and alive. I used to post here as a 12/13 year old; you all helped encourage my writing so, so much. I'll soon be graduated as a Professional Writer. Your kind words never left me.
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soul2go: Hi there Belinda was just wondering if uv received my poem I pmd u soz bout the couple of sweary words, I posted before reading the rules please forgive me thanx
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R. Menz: Just checking in
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R. Menz: and back again
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R. Menz: Who else has been here lately?
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