Thursday, April 19, 2012

We Write...

 This picture is on the blog at Poet's United...wonderful quotes!

My friend Megan sent me some quotes yesterday. I'm thrilled to be able to share a favorite!

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

And so we write…
To hear that voice in the deep midnight
To languish once more in its startling touch
That was there
Then gone
And we miss…
So much
And we write to hear
That song again
The one we danced to in the rain…
We write to hear
A new-born cry
Or soothe the anguish
Of good-bye…
We write to experience
Again and again
Love's two-toned measure
Of pleasure and pain

© J~

Think Tank Thursday asks us to find a quotes that inspires us...


  1. Your poem speaks so much truth Janet! Writing is a way to recall and relive all that is us.

  2. This is very beautiful, Janet. I'm sure many can relate to your words.

  3. These lines took my breath away:

    "We write to experience
    Again and again
    Love's two-toned measure
    Of pleasure and pain"

    Thank Megan she gave you a wonderful one and this poem is a gift! I treasure your view~ @>------

  4. Janet,

    Sometimes we are blessed to be able to enjoy the best things in life more than once. Each a different experience.


  5. So beautifully true.

  6. You've got it, Janet! We write so we can visit an experience or a feeling again and again and yet again!

  7. Oh yes, that is definitely why we (I) write - you have said it so beautifully.

  8. so many ways to say it but pleasure and pain sums it up nicely.

  9. Truly something that a writer can relate to deeply...this is beautiful Janet!!

  10. yes, those are all reasons we write



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