Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Why I enjoy Writing? > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Why I enjoy Writing?

During interviews and general conversations with the public,one of the most difficult questions for me to answer(timely and thoroughly) is,"Why do you enjoy writing"?

So due to the challenge manifested in such a question,I pondered on creating an answer. Many reasons came to mind,but after digesting much"time for thought",I managed to condense my response to three items. I enjoy writing for three reasons: self-expression,personal sensitivity and thirst for adventure.

"Self-expression" is our Creator's gift to all-everyone has something to say. The difference comes with how a person expresses him or herself. Having an outlet to relieve ones inner turmoil or joy is necessary;and when the results is a wholesome creation of some type,it should be shared with others.Complexity arises when trying to express how others feel because a person's self-expression(being a writer) is a prerequisite to understanding another's expression(being an editor). There's an interwovenness of personal feelings,dogma and personality associated with a person's self-expression. Much of what writers' convey is the result of the chemistry of feelings,experience or both.Most of the time the writers' feelings prevail.Deep down in all of us there are voices whose vocal chords are pencils waiting to be sharpened and used. Self-expression is the breath of opinion,the dissipation of disposition and the only river worth drowning in. "Honesty" rules the castle of "self-expression".

"Personal sensitivity" varies from person to person. Much of a person's ethical,ethnical,moral and environmental exposers dictates his or her perception of the world. Some writers concentrate only on a certain discipline of their total resources. Others are more roaming and experimental as to absorb from a combination of all sensations obtained. Inspiration ignites sensitivity whether it be something heard,felt or read. To be able to define a sensation by the use of words is satisfying. Sensations make,break,increase and decrease the rhythms of ones mental and physical compositions. Ones "degree of compassion" rules the castle of "personal sensitivity".

The "thirst for adventure" deters boredom. Anyone, whether being a writer or not,imagines events,incidents,possibilities and probabilities in their minds.These mental occurrences(visions) dwell within us for short periods of time and sometimes forever. But until the inspirations are subjected to some type of tangible(music,painting,literature,sculpture,etc.)medium, they can't be documented and shared with others. If you don't want to be creative,you won't be!! Good writers aren't born,they are crafted!!! You are the characters that you write about!! You're a vital part of the incidents you describe. If you're writing about a diehard tyrant,you are that tyrant!! If it's a voyage around the world,you're on that voyage!! Merely sitting in the boat won't do it!!! One must set sail to quench the "thirst for adventure".

Writers are day-in day-out dreamers,dressed in all colors,travelling across paper pulp by way of a dictionary.

Now I ask you,"Why do you enjoy writing"?

By: Arthur Charles Ford Sr.,poet/lyricist P.O. BOX 4725,PITTSBURGH,PA. 15206

DAYTIME#412-276-4600

Copyright © .A.C.Ford,Sr.,2003

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Slate Magazine (blog)

What the “Plums” Meme Has to Say About How Poetry Can Work on the Internet
Slate Magazine (blog)
While Twitter poetry has been a thing for several years, short poems in English have a long history. Given Twitter's robust literary communities, it's surprising that we don't see more short poems going viral. Perhaps cold plums is just another weird ...


The New Yorker

The Man Who Remade Arabic Poetry
The New Yorker
In March, 2011, when civil protests broke out in cities and towns across Syria, the country's most famous poet, Adonis—who is in his eighties and has lived in exile since the mid-nineteen-fifties—hesitated to support the demonstrators. Although he ...


NOLA.com

Prospect.4 film about the Mississippi River is poetry on screen
NOLA.com
Perhaps reflecting his extended time focused on the river, the pace of Whetstone's film is slow and poetic as it portrays a largely industrial, atmosphere. Huge commercial tankers and cruise ships chug across the screen past a comparatively tiny ...


Dayton City Paper

Time through poetry
Dayton City Paper
“But there is magic in the world, you know? You have to believe it. Skies, mirrors, eyes, music, drums, dancing.” This is Dayton-based poet, Whitney Bell, musing on some recurring themes in her collection of poems “High Street to the Indigo Dream,” an ...


Hartford Courant

Sign-Language As Music, Poetry At NBMAA
Hartford Courant
People who have no link to the hard-of-hearing community — no deaf relatives, friends, acquaintances, coworkers — might assume music and poetry have no place in the world of the deaf. Both art forms depend on the ability to hear the sounds of words ...


University of Arkansas Newswire

Peter Twal Named Winner of 2018 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize
University of Arkansas Newswire
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Peter Twal has been named the winner of the annual Etel Adnan Poetry Prize for his collection Our Earliest Tattoos. Twal will receive $1,000, and his collection will be published by the University of Arkansas Press in the fall of ...


Hyperallergic

On Impious Poetry and Poetic Faith
Hyperallergic
Born in Germany of Iranian descent, Kermani's prolific writings include fiction and reportage as well as works of scholarship and contributions to the popular German press; his other recently translated book is Upheaval: The Refugee Trek through Europe ...


Duvall Poetry - January 3 - Peter Munro
Woodinville Northwest News
Duvall Poetry Open Mic meets at 7 p.m. on first Wednesdays at the Duvall Library. Every month we have a featured reader (or two) plus an open mic reading. Next up Peter Munro on January 3, 2018. By day Peter Munro counts fish, conducting research ...


The New Yorker

The Letters of Sylvia Plath and the Transformation of a Poet's Voice
The New Yorker
Many women who have read Plath's poetry in the half-century since her death have seen in such domestic toil a partial explanation for the rage that burns through her writing. Plath's letters aren't angry, but several of them show her coming up against ...


Publishers Weekly

Spring 2018 Announcements: Poetry - Publishers Weekly
Publishers Weekly
The ways history, identity, and systematic violence shape the American experience continue to be primary themes in contemporary American poetry.

and more »
Google News

The Power of Eating Disorders

I want to get closeI am afraid.Afraid of what... Read More

Four Poems: Two for the Devil, Two for Peru

Here is some witty poetry (not sure if that is... Read More

A Hundred and Fifty Dead [Korean War--l952]

There I sat, ninety-five degree weatherOutside; the bookstore café, was... Read More

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [a Poem]

Daybreak at Pikes Creek [Summer of 2005]Daybreak by Lake Superior... Read More

Ode to: The Ice Maiden of Ampatos Summit [now in: English and Spanish]

Dedícate to Antonio Castillo. L. Of. Los Andes UniversitarioOde to:The... Read More

Four Poems: Harvest of Apoplectic Horses [Katrinas Pathway]

Four Poems: Katrina's PathwayHarvest of Apoplectic Horses ((Dedicated to: Katrina))... Read More

Life is a Fantasy

LIFE IS A FANTASY!A pink-eyed rabbit, fuzzy whiteHops in bedrooms... Read More

Write Your Way to Fame

Have you ever thought about how nice it would be... Read More

The Butcher of Lima and Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Two Poems)

Footprints to Mantaro Valley (Peru; in English and Spanish)In what... Read More

Satirical Poetry About Tony Blair

All Hail.Is your hospital full of aliens, despite new cleaning... Read More

To My Friend, With Love

All is still; all quiet; The world seems to... Read More

Passion and Poetry, and Life

Ironically, the passion that can neutralize the repulsion for difficulties... Read More

The Merchant of Copan [In English and Spanish]

English VersionThe Merchant of Copan [480 AD]Advance: The ballgame at... Read More

Two Poems Written During Recovery

Since my wife and I are moving, or preparing to... Read More

Recollections

I AM SO GRATEFUL for simpler times. Stores were closed... Read More

Eight Poems

Out of the eight poems provided here [all previously unpublished],... Read More

A World That Doesnt Care

War bombs may explode demolishing man and land. Hurricanes may... Read More

Feelings, O How Glorious!

Sometimes we feel hard-pressed, Our backs against the wall;... Read More

Ceasar Vallejo: Black Roses [In English and Spanish]

Cesar Vallejo: Black RosesBow down your head ol' poet- To... Read More

The Valley Of Pain

We were exiled from the Garden of Eden. Its... Read More

In Poetry: Meaning of Words [And ...Rocket-belt]

In Poetry: Meaning of WordsWhen I write poetry, I check... Read More

Lamenting Poetic Moods [six Poems]

Advance: in Mr. Siluk's poetry one finds symbolist values, sensuous... Read More

Stones

As I picked up some of the polished gemstones in... Read More

Top 20 Poetry Quotations

Explore the meaning of poetry and the motivation of poets... Read More

Walt Whitman, Romance With a Stranger

The concept of brief encounters, even romantic encounters, with a... Read More