Writer’s Quote Wednesday

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”

– Ernest Hemingway

I love this quote. I found out something new about Hemingway today. He was a poet! Yep, before notoriety, fame and fortune, he wrote poetry and lots of it!

I never got really deep into Hemingway, though it was always my intention. My general takeaway though, is that he just larger than life. I read an interview of him once, and I felt sorry for the interviewer. If he didn’t like the question. He would just take it, turn it around and answer that instead. It was hilarious and must have been something to watch.

The following link is to some of his poetry on allpoetry.com

http://allpoetry.com/Ernest-Hemingway

And here is one of his poems, don’t know what hr was talking about, but there was cussing! And he was clearly mad:)

The Age Demanded

The age demanded that we sing
And cut away our tongue.

The age demanded that we flow
And hammered in the bung.

The age demanded that we dance
And jammed us into iron pants.

And in the end the age was handed
The sort of **** that it demanded.

by Hemingway

http://allpoetry.com/Ernest-Hemingway

I found the following on wikipedia, a collection of his poems:

Complete Poems
Author Ernest Hemingway
Complete Poems, originally edited and published in 1979 by Nicholas Gerogiannisand revised by him in 1992, is a compilation of all the poetry of Ernest Hemingway.

Hemingway stopped publishing poetry as his fame grew, but continued to write it up until his death. (Wiki)

Who knew!

 

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MAYA ANGELOU

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At the ripe old age of 86 she lived a really full life

that spanned from the bottom of the bottom

to an awesome Rise.

Now she will be talking with God face to face.

Those are going to be some well attended conversations.

Probably have all present hanging on her every word.

Poet
Writer
Actress
Producer
Teacher
Storyteller

Accomplishments too numerous to mention

Expert at grabbing life by the tail and hanging on for the ride

Expert at making some ‘kick a**’ lemonade when life handed you lemons.

I am glad I got to know you.
You will be missed.

PR

5/28/2014