Monday, August 22, 2011

Returning to writing intimacy

Is poetry your thing? Have you been feeling uninspired lately? Try this writing trick:

Get back to basics by writing in longhand in a composition book, using a fine old pen.

Don't let the computer keyboard separate you from the deep intimacy you often need to feel when writing poetry. Your own hand can often bring you closer to that special intimacy again.


  1. I wrote a poem with my longhand
    The critics panned it sorely.
    But I care not that I am now banned
    For poems I will scrawl morely.

  2. Never really liked poetry, but Adullamite you rhymed really well.

    I write in long hand a lot but must use a very sharp Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil.

  3. All that glitters is not gold.
    All that rhymes is not poetry.

    But some of your photos are poetry, Adullamite.

  4. @Sue - That explains why your posts are not coming through on your blog. ;)

  5. I have a beautiful Waterman pen given to me by the man who removed the job from under my feet. It didn't seem fair exchange to me. It is a beautiful pen but I don't use it to write poetry. I don't use it at all.

  6. Ok, everyone. I conclude this was a stupid post to make. I seemed cool at the time. Sorry. I'll do better. Thank you for your comments.

  7. Just because we're incapable of taking you seriously doesn't make it a stupid post. In fact, although I don't write poetry, anything I do write I prefer to write longhand. Things make more sense that way. If I didn't have an aversion to that pen, I might even use it.

  8. Max he wrote a stupid post
    No it's not said A.
    Myself I see no difference
    To what he writes anyway eh?

  9. "Which brings me to invite you to read one of my REAL blogs instead of the Slap one where no serious post or challenging conversation ever occurs." - Max.

  10. I canna keep up with yall. yer too canny.

  11. Challenging conversation gives me a headache. But I'll go over to Clarity 20whatever and piss off your regulars if you want me to.

  12. I don't think I can challenge anyone that much, Sue. You are pretty regular. :)


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