Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Today is Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com  Here are my offerings, a little on the colorful side.

“The first draft of anything is shit”.

-Ernest Hemingway

Lawd have mercy!! I can see crumpled pages sailing through the air toward the waste basket.

This is the second one:

“Writing is like sex. First you do it for love, then you do it for your friends, and then you do it for money”.

-Virginia Woolf

LOL!!   What a take!  Funnny!! Sounds like she had a cigar in one hand and a brandy snifter in the other when she said that one.

Now to other business

In the spirit of sharing a favorite poem (as suggested by the host of Silver Threading), below is the one I’ve chosen to share.

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]


i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

I just discovered this poem while watching a movie the other day.  In the scene it was recited at a wedding, one sister to another. I was deeply moved by it. Still haven’t quite figured out why yet, working on it. Yes. I have officially become a mess!