The Kolog

Why Do We Write?
November 28, 2010, 10:19 pm
Filed under: Notes, Personal, Poetry

To remember yesterday: I write to recall the thoughts from a moment during which I dared transcribe my ideas about the time.

To feel alive: I jot down words on the page or the screen to communicate–feelings, confessions, apologies, offerings, desires, fears, hopes or sentiments–from my corner of the world to you.

To be heard: I scream–like Piri Thomas from the rooftops in the middle of a manic New York City night, like Bob Dylan from the rim of the Grand Canyon in the middle of a Cold War sunset, like Walt Whitman from the edge of a new American century–just to hear an echo of some kind.

To dream of tomorrow, I write and write and write.

6 Comments so far
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lovely word flow.
very good reasons to write and feel right.

Comment by Jingle

Thank you…obviously, I think so!

Comment by kolakosk

I invite you to participate in poets rally week 34.
follow the ping back link and place your poem in,
poetry awards are assigned upon completion.
Happy Sunday!

Comment by Jingle

Thanks for the recognition…I will submit my work for competition sooner or later!

Comment by kolakosk

the deadline is Wednesday, next Rally is December 16,
hope to see you in this one…
come place your entry in, take your time to comment by Wednesday….

love your words of wisdom here…
keep writing,
keep sharing!

Comment by Jingle

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