Wednesday, March 27, 2013

On Passionate Writing . . .

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say,
but what we are unable to say.
--Anias Nin

Writers on the whole are not talkative creatures.
That is, not unless it's something to do with the work of writing.
Or cats.
Or chocolate.
Or writing.
Maybe a few more things.
Maybe not.

But give them a pen and pad or a computer,
some way to write words,

and they can explore worlds,
span galaxies,
create languages.

What cannot come from lips and tongue
can sing music on paper,
evoke heart-rending emotions between couples
and stir the most hardened agnostic to tears.

That's passionate writing.


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