Poetic Motivations:70

Poetic Motivations-70

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Wonderful, helpful words! Great quote and photo pairing, Davy! 🙂

Everyone has worth! Everyone is valuable! We must replace those negative words and thoughts…those wounds from our past…with positive, encouraging words!

In the book, and movie, The Help…set in the 1950’s in Mississippi, USA…there is a quote… “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” The main character, Aibileen, said those words to the 4 year old child that she cared for every day.

We can say those words, and other words like them, to ourselves every day! “I am kind. I am smart. I am important.” 🙂

We are responsible for our own emotional health. We can’t expect someone else to meet all of our emotional needs. 🙂

HUGS!!! 🙂

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An extremely effective image, Davy. To abuse Eliot, “I have measured out my life in crumpled slips of paper.”

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    Thank you Roland. I like that quote and it fits well with the theme of today’s Poetic Motivations. I think the secret is to keep going and never give up trying. I was taught by an excellent teacher at school that there was no failure, only feedback.

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The “artwork” filled with crumpled attempts says it all. I hope that next sheet is proudly stored as ” I like this”. It is good …or good enough.😊 .
It can be hard to learn that we can work to our best and grow.
Passion will overcome the fear.
miriam

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    So true Miriam and thank you for the lovely way you have summed today’s quote up. For me, the quote also reflects the doubt and inner voice we battle as writers; a piece of writing, a piece of poetry can never seem good enough. It is the quest and struggle to find that one perfect poem. You are so right about passion / fear. It is the passion that can help to walk through those dark places.

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Yes! I like this – great share on a Monday.

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The life of a poet indeed and this wonderful sentiment reminds me that all poetry, because it is a product of someone’s inner self, has worth regardless of whether an individual likes or dislikes it.
What better motivation can there be ?
Thank you Davy.

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    Very true and a very good point Nigel. I sometimes think our inner self is the biggest critic and are we ever satisfied with a piece of our own poetry? I think it was the Japanese Haiku Master Basho who said the first thoughts are sometimes the best, as they are the purest.

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