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Poetry Prompt – when I speak of hunger I speak of

The prompt: “when I speak of hunger I speak of – continue from this”

when I speak of hunger I speak of

Feel free to try out the prompt and share your result in the comments, I’d love to read it.

 

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Inspirational Quotes

for the weary dreamer:

“I’m an idiot trying to achieve something I can’t possibly do. It’s in the will, in the heart! To hell with these rotten doubts.” — Jack Kerouac

“I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love & doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes— everywhere, until it’s every breath I breathe. I’m going to go out like a fucking meteor.” — Audre Lorde

“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.” — Louise Hay

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” — Aristotle

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” — Juan Ramon Jimenez

Good Books Are Your Books

DSC_5307There is a certain elation that comes with finding a good book. A book you deeply resonate with; a book that speaks to your heart. This book then becomes a part of you. You find yourself promoting the book to all your friends, not because it’s eloquently written—which it is—but because subconsciously you are thinking, “This book is a dictionary for each shapeless emotion locked in my chest. This book ties all the loose ropes of thought in my brain into one focused idea. This book will give you an insight into who I am; this book is a form of self-expression.”

Unfortunately even when you do convince your friends to read the book, and even if they so happen to like the book, they will never interpret it in the same way; they will never see what you see. Like a rock weathered by the wind and the rain, each individual’s philosophy is sculpted by their unique personal experiences. Not being able to share something so dear to you will feel like a song in your heart that you desperately want to express, only to open your mouth and spew nothing but a croak out. Though there is no reason to frown, for you see, you have found a hidden treasure meant only for you. (more…)