Monday, July 28, 2014

The Lunatic, The Lover and the Poet

"The lunatic, the lover and the poet are of imagination all compact."  - William Shakespeare

What does the world of the imagination reveal?  Where does it nurture and take you?

In a lunatic's mind a dance occurs among demons, daring and dread. The lover's heart and soul fill with sensory wonder. Sounds, sights, scents and tastes become heightened.  The poet imagines beyond his or her reality and uses it to write about the world.

Writers require this multiple personality to achieve a jounce of words into sentences that propel into paragraphs and pages.

Pulls of extremes, passion, courage and persistence define a writer's life.

To live life on one's own terms requires intensity and perseverance.

Once patience settles in, writing flows on and on.

Consider stories that have shaped your life. How can you explore them from the perspective of a lunatic, lover and poet?

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