My Poetry

An Oath to the Writer

 

To the mind that works busily a day

To form the stories, you long to say

To the pen and to the paper

Who forge and create,

Constitute and generate

Words from the hand that paints.

To the inspirations, the memories carved.

To those who critiqued and those who exalted,

To those who wondered, pondered and gratefully received.

To the various mental states that allowed for such ideas to emerge,

And to the places where these tales came to life.

To those characters created, who alive in heart

Make the writings on a page almost seem absolute.

To the audiences who perceive novels as second to breathing

And breathe these anecdotes as if nothing else exists.

To the sharers, carers, lovers and the faultfinders,

Gratitude comes in your admiration and your dislike.

And an Oath to the writer, with whom I share this title

Indebted to you for following your dreams,

While neglecting the ones who told you could not

And in mind of the ones who saw your capability.

And an Oath to the Author, for without heart and desire

Our words would never have made it onto the lines of a book

And our stories never further from the page.

Rumi is an amazing poet whose work is beautifully written and filled with creative outbursts. He is an inspiration to many, including myself, because his work is so unique, mystical and intellectual.

I highly recommend reading some of his work because his creative genius is not something to miss out on...

“Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” 
― Anton Chekhov

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 
― Maya AngelouI Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” 
― Ernest Hemingway

“Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it.” 
― Lloyd Alexander

“Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.” 
― Franz Kafka

“You can make anything by writing.” 
― C.S. Lewis

“A word after a word after a word is power.” 
― Margaret Atwood

“The role of a writer is not to say what we can all say, but what we are unable to say.” 
― Anaïs Nin

© 2018 JASMINE ERICE-HARLING.

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Poetry - Fictional Writing - Prose

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