A kind of writing

Poetry is a very special kind of writing, and I think this poem by Mary Oliver from her volume Evidence, sums up what we all aim for in the blogging world. We probably all aim to make connections that count and make the online experience special.

I Want to Write Something So Simply

I want to write something
so simply
about love
or about pain
that even
as you are reading
you feel it
and as your read
you keep feeling it
and though it be my story
it will be common
though it be singular
it will be known to you
so that by the end
you will think -
no, you will realize -
that it was all the while
yourself arranging the words,
that it was all the time
words that you yourself,
out of your own heart
had been saying.

Oh to be able to write like that.

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3 Responses to A kind of writing

  1. Lyn says:

    My, yes. I try, but mine is not so eloquent. sigh….

  2. Jimmy says:

    In blogging we can only attempt to be ourselves, but even that is difficult.
    I want to say this is me warts ‘n all but not too many warts and not ‘all’
    I think if you want to communicate you have to give something of yourself
    even if it hurts and I’ve found it does.

  3. freda says:

    You’re right about being honest hurting sometimes; but it is the blogs where the writers are prepared to be vulnerable that I find most rewarding to read. And often it is those blogs that help me understand more about myself.

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