at Two Writing Teachers #13 of 31
Thanks for all the fun, Ruth and Stacey!
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Monday night we were sent our individual words for the March Madness 2013 Poetry Tournament. Half the authletes got their words, and the other half got them Tuesday evening. We each have a different word and will be writing a poem over the next 36 hours using that word. The poems will be posted Wednesday for the first flight of poems (my flight) and Thursday for the second flight of poems.. Please visit and vote for your favorite poems. Those I'm competing with are some awesome poets, and they include such good writers as Donna from Mainely Write. I did this last year and had a wonderful time, but it's rather nerve-racking too.
I wanted to leave you with a quote about risk-taking, and there were so many I liked that I copied more than one. It's almost the middle of the month and hopefully you are pleased about some risks, like taking this challenge, or in some of the things you've written. I can always use some inspiration and thought I'd send some your way too!
Don't refuse to go on an occasional wild goose chase - that's what wild geese are for. ~Author Unknown
To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself. ~Soren Kierkegaard
I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it. ~Pablo Picasso
When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap. ~Cynthia Heimel, "Lower Manhattan Survival Tactics"
I dip my pen in the blackest ink, because I'm not afraid of falling into my inkpot. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. ~Frederick B. Wilcox
Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? ~Frank Scully