An Awesome Writing Quote by Ray Bradbury

This quote took me right out of the pit today. I re-read it and feel my passion for words and writing ignite again. Thank you, Ray Bradbury! “If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling. You must write every single day of your life. You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next. You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books…

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Translations – Adrienne Rich

You show me the poems of some woman my age, or younger translated from your language Certain words occur: enemy, oven, sorrow enough to let me know she’s a woman of my time obsessed with Love, our subject: we’ve trained it like ivy to our walls baked it like bread in our ovens worn it like lead on our ankles watched it through binoculars as if it were a helicopter bringing food to our famine or the satellite of a hostile power I begin to see that woman doing things: stirring rice ironing a skirt typing a manuscript till dawn…

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What To Do While We Wait?

Given the speed with which December is approaching, I wanted to share this lovely poem with you all. Many of you may have read it.  It was shared with me in a writing class last July.  By chance, I picked up the book in the library and was enchanted yet again.  For me, it captures what giving and receiving is all about.   While We Wait   While We Wait we hope for bliss to envelop us, taking away our sadness and pain.   The light should grow brighter and beautiful music fill the air, angels to appear and magic…

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