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!



8 responses to “Writer’s Quote Wednesday

  1. Great quotes–the link took me to Cummings’ bio, but not a poem–did I misunderstand something? And I’m sorry you’re a “mess”–join the large and elite club!


    • Nah, you didn’t miss anything. That’s the site I took the poem from (which is below that link). A great detailed biography I thought. The layout of the poem is a little unorthodox I agree:)
      And i know that club well 🙂 Thanks.


      • I didn’t read far enough in the post (oops)–so I came back; this is a fave ee cummings poem of mine too–the idea of carrying others hearts within our own is so wonderful. My cousin’s great-grandson recently took a trip to Disney World; they are extremely close, as she’s been his day care person until he started school–so as they were saying their goodbyes before the big trip, he looked at her quite soberly, put his hand first to her heart, then his, and said, “Granny, I’m carrying your heart with me”. Oh, you can imagine the melting! Blessings for your day!!


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