Drenched in Words

One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.
Hart Crane, American Poet (1899-1932)

I love the idea of being drenched in words. I don’t know any writer that doesn’t adore words and poets especially are infatuated with finding and using the appropriate word. The poet Hart Crane had a short,tragic life and until today I had never heard of him. That’s one of the reasons why I like doing this blog, finding out about writers and poets that I might never run across.

Today, read a few of his poems to remind yourself how important it is to immerse yourself in words, then write a short poem using three of your favorite words as a start.
Now get back to work! How’s the submitting going?


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3 Replies to “Drenched in Words”

  1. Lat night I went through some old notebooks dating back to college. I was amazed at how much poetry I’d written and forgotten. I’m thinking it’s time to try again and see what I come up with now.

  2. Wonderful post! To be drenched in words – how scrumptous! I too have a stack of poetry that I keep wanting to match with my art. I’ve been inspired.

    (Although I am currently searching for my Muse. He was last seen impersonating Elvis at the Holiday Inn!)

    julia ward – a BLINDING heart – a writer’s blog – http://www.ablindingheart.com

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