Posts Tagged With: Writing

nascent

 

 

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

 

~ Anaïs Nin ~

 

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


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brevity

 

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

 

~ William Zinsser ~

 

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


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the space to scribble

 

“Breathe in experience, breathe out poetry.”

 

~ Muriel Rukeyser ~

 

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


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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 ~

 

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Digitally enhanced and colourised image created from an analog black and white photo taken in November 1981.


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MISSED THIS ONE TOO

 

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

 

~ Anonymous ~

 

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


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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 a photo of a newly excavated 1800 year old Roman burial urn taken in July 1987.


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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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