Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Unity

 

“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances”.

-Maya Angelou

Haiku inspired by this quote:

rain through wind

drops upon tin roof

one rhythm

Pat R

 

9/14/16

For Silver Threading

&

Ronovan Writes Haiku

Life

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I took this photo during a brutal winter, last year I think in my friends back yard. A frozen pipe broke and spewed onto the garden furniture and created this..that is a regular bench.

life
hard as hell
but it can still be
a beauty

“Life is never what you expect, it’s how you deal with what comes that makes a man or a woman out of you”

It’s a realization that dawns
After you managed to live through
That punch in the gut
You were sure you would
never get over
First, it’s “why me!”
But, why not you!! What makes you so darn special?
This is life, and everybody’s got to go through it. If you’re lucky.
Afterall, what is the alternative?

Pat R

4/08/16

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge ( #WQWWC)

That quote is something I came up with. I’m sure I’m not the first to come up with this group of words.

https://silverthreading.com/2016/04/06/wqwwc-writers-quote-wednesday-writing-challenge-survival/

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Today I am sharing on Writers Quote Wednesday over at SilverThreading.com. It’s in collaboration with RonovanWrites.com where writers share quotes by writers that are inspiratoonal..or not. Anyway, it’s a fun event. All are welcome to join in. I am a little late this week, but here is mine:

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A poet can survive everything but a misprint.
– Oscar Wilde

“If I had not existed, someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us.”
—William Faulkner

Wow! I am still thinking about the meaning of this last one:)

Pat R

1/21/16

HAPPY NEW YEAR

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To all who stopped by, left a comment and showed some appreciation for my scribbles, I thank you.

May the New Year bring you more of what you want, and all of what you need.
To you and yours I wish you a healthy, happy, prosperous and PEACEFUL New Year!!!!!

Pat R

12/30/15

Year & New

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RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #77 Year&New

Took this photo of the full moon over Christmas! Only to hear that this won’t happen again during Christmas for another 36 years!!!

coming to an end
this year’s trips around the sun
chances for new start

coming to an end
this year’s trips around the sun
a new moon rises

Pat R

12/28/15

For a read of other entries follow link to
Ronovan Writes Haiku Poetry prompt

RonovanWrites

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

My quote this week is:

“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else’s”.

J. D. Salinger (1919 – 2010)

Raised in Manhattan, in his early life he wrote the great American novel -The Catcher in the Rye, 1951. I guess he was overwhelmed by its success. This drove him into seclusion, or he mounted a pitch battle to preserve his privacy. Depends on your perspective.

His depiction of adolescent alienation and loss of innocence in the protagonist Holden Caulfield was influential, especially among adolescent readers.The novel remains widely read and controversial, selling around 250,000 copies a year. (Wiki)
A few years back I was facinated by his reaction to his fame and did some digging. At the time I was familiarizing myself with different forms of poetry and the following was the results.

TETRACTYS POEM: WRITER

his

readers

passionate

about his work

would climb onto its pages and live it

his unrequited love left him broken

recluse from fame

not published

for years

writes

PR

1/27/2014

TETRACTYS POEM: WRITER 2

mad

writes on

disciplined

released demons

closer to characters than family

chased immortality through young lovers

wrote everyday

unpublished

by choice

famed

PR

1/27/2014

NONET POEM: WRITER 3

normal boundaries was not for him

he held himself above his peers

and completely believed it

owned it made it happen

self-aggrandizing

if not him who

controlling

distant

writes

PR

1/31/2014

HAIKU:WRITER 4

Notoriety
From overwhelming success
Sanity threatened

PR

1/27/2014

LIST POEM: WRITER 5

publication short story shelved

took it to war

wrote during active deployment

wrote amidst atrocities

wrote to save his soul

the book was born in battle

did his own editing

no changes allowed

at liberation of Dachau

maddened by war

work came first

DO NOT DISTURB

disconnect with lovers abrupt

writing was his permanent Mistress

PR

2/03/2014

HAIKU: WRITER 6

promos book tours none
autographs interviews none
It’s all in the work

PR

2/10/2014

FREE VERSE POEM: WRITER 7

Fan consolation

All that was of him

Poured from pen to paper

Fiercely protective of his work

It was as it originally emerged

PR

2/12/14

Writer’s Quote Wednesday

I am participating in  Writer’s Quote Wednesday, a collaboration between Ronovan Writes and SilverThreading.com also on twitter  #BeWow

  1. “It begins with a character, usually, and once he stands up on his feet and begins to move, all I can do is trot along behind him with a paper and pencil trying to keep up long enough to put down what he says and does”.

William Faulkner

  1. “The author must keep his mouth shut when his work starts to speak”.

Frederich Nietzsche

  1. “A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down…If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book, nothing can help him”.

Edna St. Vincent Milla

This one made me laugh out loud while being more that a little scary.

http://silverthreading.com/2015/11/11/mark-twain-quote-on-character/

For a little further reading on each writer click the link on their names. It will lead you to their biography.

Pat R

11/14/15

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday

Here are my contributions for today. I love these. Feels more like it’s about the art of writing.

“Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass”

Anton Chekhov

When that happens…it’s magic! Don’t you agree?

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write”.

Saul Bellow

I relate more to this one. When it so happens that I do have to get up in the middle of the night to get something out of my head. I make a conscious effort not to edit it out of existence. Sometimes I succeed.

PR

10/28/15

Writer’s Quote Wednesday is a colloboration between

Silverthreading & RonovanWrites

All are invited to participate:)