Wednesday, November 13, 2013

stronger brighter deeper

“The truly creative mind is inhumanly sensitive. To her a touch is a blow, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, and failure is death. Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create so that without the creating of music, poetry or books, her very breath is cut off from her. She must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency she is not really alive unless she is creating.”

-Pearl Buck

“A writer is a person who cares what words mean, what they say, how they say it. Writers know words are their way towards truth and freedom, and so they use them with care, with thought, with fear, with delight. By using words well they strengthen their souls. Story-tellers and poets spend their lives learning that skill and art of using words well. And their words make the souls of their readers stronger, brighter, deeper.”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”

- Pablo Picasso

“Sometimes the soul takes pictures of things it has wished for, but never seen.”

- Anne Sexton

I have been away from my own soul for too long, to echo another poet.

I'm ready to return to it.

To: stronger brighter deeper.

To brush the dust from my soul.


To return to the inhumanly sensitive.

To return to the yes of it.


  1. pleased for you that you feel ready to return to it.

  2. these are lovely
    to brush the dust from my soul.... yes!


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