Discover Challenge: Advice

On Being and Becoming…

It’s good advice to write of what we know

As every day we delve a little more

Dig deep to let creative juices flow

Mine rough-hewn phrases trapped within our core

What makes a writer simply is to write

No matter whether poetry or prose

We haul our hoard of words into the light

Arrange them on our page in ordered rows

But editing is just as great a task

And murdering our darlings is a must

With brutal honesty we have to ask

What stays and what’s discarded in the dust

‘Til one day we become with trembling heart

A wordsmith turning musings into art…

Discover Challenge: Advice


7 thoughts on “Discover Challenge: Advice

    • Ruth July 13, 2016 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks Charles – I’m currently learning the art of writing sonnets 🙂


  1. dimphokay August 5, 2016 / 2:44 pm

    This is beautiful especially the first sentence “It’s good advice to write of what we know” many a times we can find ourselves writting horrible things just because we are trying to copy the way other people blog or rather copying successful bloggers. It is not wrong to learn but copying others can turn one into a fake thank you for that first sentence. 🙂

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