Category Archives: On Writing/Speaking

Writing Tip From RWJ

Great technique is a certainty! Don’t write as fast as you remember my friend, write before you forget! 🙂 ~RoughWaterJohn

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On Writing From The Heart

I’ve extracted (and edited) yet another pilfered nugget from RoughWaterJohn’s locker. … I firmly believe that writing, whether poetry or prose, needs to come from the heart… the writ and the wrote

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Pirate’s Prize

I was quite surprised recently, to find I had received the Versatile Blogger Award from Krithika. She has a wonderful blog, so needless to say, I was very grateful. It comes with a few requirements though, all of which are … Continue reading

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To Friends I’ve Met, and Those Yet to Be

Note from Emanita01: Been at it again, following treasure blogs and opening gold-laden posts. Here’s another I’ve “borrowed” from one of RoughWaterJohn the Pirate’s blog coffers. Enjoy…and after your read, I dare you to not quench your curiosity’s thirst for … Continue reading

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One Response to “I Write Poems to Figure Things Out.”

Gary says: April 1, 2011 at 8:51 pm I shall begin my comment on this wonderful post with a resounding “Oh My Gosh” the video clip is wonderful! Sarah Kay, what inspirational speaker! She is young and vibrant, gifted with … Continue reading

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Bloggers Interconnected and Soaring!

It Starts With a Photo… Emanita01 to RoughWaterJohn: I shamelessly “borrow” both photo and comment threads from your blog. But I do link back to the source from whence they’ve been borrowed. Hey, I’m a pirate in herb…though unlike Jack Sparrow … Continue reading

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“I Write Poems to Figure Things Out.”

“If I should have a daughter, instead of Mom, she’s gonna call me Point B … ” began spoken word poet Sarah Kay, in a talk that inspired two standing ovations at TED2011. She tells the story of her metamorphosis … Continue reading

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Writings from RoughWaterJohn

— Jeph Jacques: What’s the point of having a rapier wit, if I can’t use it to stab people? —RoughWaterJohn: Though the sweet blade of wit slips gently between their ribs and renders them mute with confusion….. though they gape … Continue reading

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Half the world is feminine—

Half the world is feminine—why is there [still] resentment at female-oriented art? No one asked The Tale of Genji to be masculine! Women certainly learn a lot from books oriented toward a masculine world. Why is it not the reverse … Continue reading

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Poetic Lanterne

A lanterne is a five line quintain verse shaped like a Japanese lantern with a syllabic pattern of one, two, three, four, one. Each line able to stand on its own, and the poem may or may not have a … Continue reading

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