Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday Tales: Words


Sly, elusive words… 

we seek to control them, even as we know their path is their own to forge.
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 We stretch…we strain…we struggle to grasp the perfect phrase that will say what’s in our hearts.
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 Putting pen to paper we must make each letter shine with a light of its own to illuminate imagined worlds.
 Within our mind’s dark corners, we are relentless in our search for inspiration and truth.
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We persist in this endless pursuit because every once in a while, words fall to our page like stars...every once in a while we are able to bring forth a moment in time that took root in our souls and begged for a life of its own. In this release, we become the writers we had hoped to be...
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I am linking to Thursday Tales where we build a tale around a photo prompt. For more stories check out the TT page...
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Today's photo -The Writer- is courtesy of Daniel Hayman at the link below.

http://dhayman85.deviantart.com/art/the-writer-167322662
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10 comments:

foszae said...

yep, that's exactly why we write, that little moment where it lines up for us and that perfect bit spills out...

Shanae Branham said...

Very profound. I love the thought written between your lines that words have a power unexplored by the imagination.

Diane said...

Howdy!

Starting a new feature at my blog called The MicroFiction Muse! Please pop in and take a look and hope to see you next week! :O)

http://dianeestrella.com/?p=5099

Sau graam zindagi said...

Ah! Words...I wonder where do they really come from?

Very nicely put, Lynette.

Thanks for visiting me!

"K" said...

Let us certainly hope we succeed.
In my mind, the true mark of a writer, besides the fact that he writes, is that he would do it even if in doing so there were no reward other than having written those words.
Lovely summing up here.

Zuzu said...

There you go, Lynette. Writing in a way that I could only dream of. I studied classical music and fine art, and I'm the first to say that I know very little about writing. But I recognize beauty when I read it.
Happy weekend,
Zuzu

Kim Nelson said...

This line speaks my heart and blew me away:
"every once in a while we are able to bring forth a moment in time that took root in our souls and begged for a life of its own."

This is a fabulous piece.

adrielleroyale said...

What a great description of the writing process!! "we must make each letter shine with a light of its own to illuminate imagined worlds." This is so great and right on :)

Pat said...

Lynette, you definitely have the Irish gift of poetic language--"words fall to our page like stars." As I read your prose, it's poetry in my mind.

As I said in an earlier comment, I love alliteration..."We stretch...we strain...we struggle," and..."Putting pen to paper..."

Awesome Thursday Tales!

Yamini Meduri said...

very nicely put dear...i really enjoyed reading you..!!

Thanks for joining the Tales Train..hope to see you again and again..!!!