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One Word at a Time   Leave a comment

One word at a time

To begin your journey, pick up the pen,
Write that prose or rhyme;
Though book or sonnet, each must be written
One word at a time.

Tune in the melody your ear does chime
‘Till harmony does float;
Each lullaby and symphony sublime
Starts with just one note.

Let palettes of vision your canvas coat
With hue stark or lush;
From sketch to masterpiece is not remote,
Take in hand the brush.

The spirit once seen and heard will not hush,
No more silent mime,
The dream once savored, muse’s nascent blush
Will but higher climb.

© 2006 Kate Sender

Prompt: “When asked, ‘how do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘one word at a time.’” Stephen King

Virelay ~ Interlinking quatrains, 1st and 3rd line long, 2nd and 4th line short; linked by rhyming 2nd and 4th line of first stanza with 1st and 3rd of second; etc., final stanza, link the short 2nd and 4th lines to the rhyme of the same lines in the first stanza. Though no meter required, I tried to sustain a rhythm where I could.

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Is writing a ‘happy’ thing?   Leave a comment

A fellow writer, Pat Dale, today posed the question “Are you happy with your writing?” 

My response:

I don’t know if it’s happiness.  What I feel when I write is wholeness. When I sculpt letters into words, then read aloud the poem I just wrote, and I can perceive it with my eyes and ears and nose and skin; when I wrap up a scene or a story and it feels real (even though it be a fantasy or speculative fiction) – I feel connected and a part  of something essential, a voice in the lyric cacophany that began before we measured time and evolves through its essence with each note that rises melodic, each leaf that sips sunlight, each seed that reaches skyward, each sparrow that soars on a whistling zephyr. 

When someone else reads those words and says, ‘hey, I can see it, I can hear it, I can feel it’ that’s sublime; my eclectic solo evoking a response from another.

When I write I live in the moment, albeit one I inscribe with my essence.  If we need a label, then I guess when I write I am happy ~ Write On!

Kate

I give thanks to Pat Dale for posing the question and the writers who each raised a pen in response ~ do check it out here http://patdalesblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/are-you-happy-with-your-writing.html

And, fellow writers, Be Happy! ~ Write On 🙂

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