Writer’s Quote Wednesday

These are my entry this week to Writer’s Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com hosted by Colleen and by Ron over at RonovanWrites.com
So feel free to pop over, participate and have a read…all are welcome

“Whenever my environment had failed to support or nourish me, I had clutched at books…”

“Reading was like a drug, a dope. The novels created moods in which I lived for days.”

“The more closely the author thinks of why he wrote, the more he comes to regard his imagination as a kind of self-generating cement which glued his facts together, and his emotions as a kind of dark and obscure designer of those facts. Reluctantly, he comes to the conclusion that to account for his book is to account for his life.”

All of the above quotes by Richard Wright.



Carpe Diem Utabukuro #5 Origami frog

“…choose a favorite haiku or tanka and share your feelings with us, the only thing needed is that you have to write an all new haiku or tanka inspired on the poems you have shared…”

This was my chosen haiku by Richard Wright.

“Coming from the woods

A bull has a sprig of lilac

Dangling from a horn.”
(Richard Wright)

The image of a bull rounding the corner with a sprig of lilac dangling from its horn is comical.

This evoked a memory, inspiring this:

Snail in lilac shell

Creeps on back of yellow chair

Survived paint party


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Richard Wright’s Scarecrow ‘ s old hat..

Carpe Diem Prompt Richard Wright’s Scarecrow ‘ s old hat..

scarecrow ‘s old hat
was flung by the winter wind
Into a graveyard
(Richard Wright)

giggles echoing
mischievous spirits play toss
flung scarecrow’s old hat



Their Watching Faces

wpid-wp-1415840934092.jpegCarpe Diem Prompt

Carpe Diem Special #120, Richard Wright’s first “their watching faces “

Walk in the cool crisp air
The trees bare themselves for fall
Leaves destiny loom


Their watching faces

Inspire me to dig deep

Gain strength for winter





wright1Carpe Diem Prompt:
Richard Wright’s Autumn


blustery fall day
the scent of roasting chestnuts
autumn fills the air