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Writing: Poetry, Quotes, and Other Words

Updated on March 8, 2017

"To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music that words make."~Truman Capote

Forming Words


Write, express, record, compose,

Poetry, story, fiction, and prose,

Pens are sliding, keyboarding typing,

Writer's block, the authors griping,

Structure, character, emotion, thought,

Oh, to be published, and work bought,

Dreams and aspirations, neurons, pressures, and tears,

Broke but fulfilled, am I wasting all my years?

Silent musings desire to be printed,

Goals not yet realized, the future's only hinted.


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"Writing is nothing more than a guided dream."~Jorge Luis Borges

A Writer


A rhyming word, a rhythmic word,

A quiet word, that's quite absurd,

A sentence, flowing with great feeling,

A plot twist that sends the readers reeling,

A thoughtful phrase, full of brave insight,

A quip or poignant query that shows I'm bright,

A tragic, beautiful phrase that makes them cry,

A lover's romanced soliloquy, releasing female sighs,

A quotable quote, a playful phrase,

A novel that endures for days and days,

A reflection copied onto a mortal sheet,

A scribble inscribed to a writer's heartbeat.


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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I concur. :)

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      6 years ago

      Yes, well, the truism about what is necessary as well as skills is ... true: it's the combination of skills and dedication. This applies well beyond the realm of writing, of course.

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, I think that's why I didn't like newswriting. It was filled with too many formulas and facts. I'm too heavily right-brained.

      You make a good point. Although, I'm sure it's a difficult career to break into or be successful in.

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      6 years ago

      Well it seems to me that journalism has a methodological, and factual structure, especially in presenting news events. Whereas with your poetry style of writing you have said yourself that you 'feel' a certain way and write creatively, with the meaning and interpretation coming later at a more discrete level, maybe. But it struck me that if you mastered the basic journalistic skills, their combination with your evident, deep interest in fashion would make for some powerful and marketable writing, anyway. (Two cents'.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      I have actually thought about it before. I was slightly deterred, when in college, I took a Newswriting class and hated it. I was told that that newswriting was similar to writing for magazines. I'm not true if this premise is true, but that's one of the reasons why I changed my English major to Education.

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      6 years ago

      Have you ever considered journalism? Fashion magazines such as Vogue, etc might fit your style (although the Christian emphasis of some of your writings wouldn't be evident there). Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, Hubpages is a good way to express myself and get my feelings out there. :) I like that: 'wordsmith'. There are some courses I'm sure of which I can't afford, because I don't have a job. I want to get my Masters in English so I can become an English professor or some sort of writer, but I can't because I haven't found a part-time job yet in which to pay bills and living expenses.

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      6 years ago

      I just noticed these lines, too, which I think you definitely did write!

      'Broke but fulfilled, am I wasting all my years?

      Silent musings desire to be printed,

      Goals not yet realized, the future's only hinted.'

      Wow! Talk about bearing your soul. :)

      You are a wordsmith, and you want to be a professional wordsmith, I think. Do you think you could find some way of combining your wordsmith gifts with those of the evident 'colorsmith' that you also are?

      For example, the totality of your hubs seems almost to scream 'fashion journalist'. There must be courses some place in fashion journalism ...

      (Two cents'.)

      Blessings.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      f: I like that line also. I didn't write it, but I think it's meaningful. I agree. Thanks for your comment. :)

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      6 years ago

      'It must be terribly lonely, not writing'.

      What a good line! and memorable, too!

      I do think truth content is important, too, in writing.

      Blessings.

      (Voted up)

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks so much, Poetic Fool! That is a huge compliment that I don't take lightly. I always appreciate it when you comment on my hubs. Have a lovely day!

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      Poetic Fool 6 years ago

      Ebower, these were all wonderful but I especially liked the first one, "Forming Words". The whole of writing summed up in but 10 lines. Excellent.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      That's a wonderful goal, Jo_Goldsmith11! That's so awesome; I want to write a book someday. I'm glad it helped; thanks for your feedback!

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 6 years ago

      I make sure I write at least two thousand words a day. It has taken me three years to finish writing my book. It's an autobiography. Sometimes, it is difficult to find inspiration. This hub has helped with your beautiful imagery! voted up! awesome..take care & blessings..

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, FloraBreenRobison! Actually, I found the pictures with the interesting font on www.weheartit.com. People originally posted them on their personal tumblr accounts and then they were shared on the website I mentioned. Although, I do agree that they add something special to my hub. That is so true! It's hard for me to write about anything except what I'm passionate about or what interests me. Readers notice when we are writing only for the money and not because we love writing about a certain subject. You are very welcome and thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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      FloraBreenRobison 6 years ago

      I love how you have played around with the font here. Writing can be very theraputic. Especially when you are writing on a topic you love, rather tyhan one just for money. I was looking at Seekyt.com to see what keywords they said got the best ad clicking results. None of them interested me. I have desire to write about acne cream, for example. Thanks for sharing these poems and quotes.

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