Posts Tagged With: Writing

MIRACLE

 

“Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall,
but wise words endure.”

 

~ Edward Thorndike ~

 

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Digitally enhanced image created from a photo of a wall advertisement taken in the Marais district of Paris in July 2013.


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SKYDANCING

 

“To touch the sky, you just have to get that little bit closer.”

 

~ Anthony T. Hincks ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from a photo taken in April 2020.


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ORIGINAL SIN

 

“Sex without love is as hollow and ridiculous as love without sex.”

 

~ Hunter S. Thompson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2019.


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BREVITY

 

“Four basic premises of writing:
clarity, brevity, simplicity, and humanity.”

 

~ William Zinsser ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2019.


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MISSED THIS ONE TOO

 

“A poet is someone who is astonished by everything.”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a sculpture (detail) by Antoine Bourdelle taken in Paris in June 2019.


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YOU’RE FUCKING, NOT WRITING POETRY

 

“I wouldn’t recommend sex, drugs, or insanity for everyone,
but they’ve always worked for me.”

 

~ Hunter S. Thompson ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in April 2019.


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NASCENT

 

“The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say.”

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of street art taken in Paris in August 2017.


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THE SPACE TO SCRIBBLE

 

“Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.”

 

~ Muriel Rukeyser ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in July 2014.


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WORDS LIKE CLAY

 

“I prefer the absurdity of writing poems
to the absurdity of not writing poems.”

 

~ Wisława Szymborska ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo of a Roman burial urn taken in Mainz, Germany in July 1987.


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SARASWATI

 

“A mind is a fire to be kindled,
not a vessel to be filled.”

 

~ Plutarch ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in October 2018.


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THERE WILL BE NO WORDS

 

“Writing about a writer’s block
is better than not writing at all.”

 

~ Charles Bukowski ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in June 2018.


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POURQUOI PAS

 

“…and six months later when the
house of cards came crashing down,
he was wondering, why?”

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2017.


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THE SEX OF WRITING

 

My language is the common prostitute
that I turn into a virgin.”

 

~ Karl Kraus ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in September 2017.


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THE POETRY OF HER SMILE

 

“When she raises her eyelids,
it’s as if she were taking off all her clothes.”

 

~ Colette ~

 

000-the-poetry-of-her-smileScanned image of a original postcard of Colette / Claudine and her dog Toby, signed by Colette in the early 1900’s. From the author’s personal collection.


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MUSE

 

“I had only to open my bedroom window,
and blue air, love, and flowers entered with her.”

 

~ Marc Chagall ~

 

000-museDigital image “White And Brown” created in January 2017.


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THE PORTABLE GUTENBERG

 

“There is nothing to writing.
All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.”

 

~ Ernest Hemingway ~

 

000-the-portable-gutenbergPhoto of a Mercedes typewriter taken at a flea market in October 2016


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FATA MORGANA

 

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language.
And next year’s words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

 

~ T.S. Eliot ~

 

000-fata-morganaDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Virginia Beach, Virginia in Autumn 1976.


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EMBONPOINT

 

“I know my breasts,
small as plums,
would win no blue ribbons.
But in your hands they tremble
and fill with song
like plump, white birds.”

 

~ Cecilia Llompart ~

 

000 embonpointDigitally enhanced and colourised image created from an original black and white photo taken in November 1981.


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BOUSTROPHEDON

 

~ Greek: βουστροφηδόν; from βοῦς, bous, “ox”
and στροφή, strophē, “turn,”,
connoting the way an ox ploughs a field.~

 

 

 

000 boustrophedonPhoto of the Gortyn Code Of Law (ca. 500 BCE) written in the boustrophedon form on the Wall Of Inscriptions in Knossos taken in Crete in October 1992.


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BARTER OUR PASSIONS

 

J’ai un but, une tâche, disons le mot, une passion.
Le métier d’écrire en est une violente et presque indestructible.”
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“I have an object, a task, let me say the word, a passion.
The profession of writing is a violent and almost indestructible one.”

 

~ George Sand ~

 

000 barter our passionsDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Le cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris in May 2016.


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