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When I sit down to write but can't quite get the meaning to arise, it (the hard to express in words) is my biggest foe; but, if -- usually -- I do end up getting it right, it's more fulfilling.
I'm talking abstract -- not music specifically. Music is something that, sometimes, you can't just write about. You really just need to listen to it. I'm talking about conveying the ineffable, like music, in written form.
Thanks for the reply!
It's a personal objective -- or so I say. Usually, I skim everything I read, and if, at any point, it catches my attention or what the specific information I'm looking for comes along, I will actually take the time to read it from the start. Speed reading is the only way to push through the over-froth of words out there... well, to me.
Oh, phew. I quite worried you'd take offense to it, but I couldn't help myself. It's a good piece. And thank you for posting it.
I wasn't discourage because it sounded like a local "what we all want from Reddit" -- where ,sure enough, we all seem to get discouraged.
Whelp, that's how I heard about this place. :)
I really hope this isn't taken the wrong way -- the poem just really moved me. Poetry is creativity; editing it can take away from the author's personality and meaning. I don't mean any harm... I just loved it so much I spent a little bit of time on it.
EDIT: Thanks to lil pointing out the the double page. I've now narrowed it to one.
I... well... This poem is so pure and so touching I -- in ways I wish could be let out concisely --let you know how much I regret the my readings of the last few weeks: epic fantasies. I know it sounds a bit astray to the eye-opening, well-worded meanings of the post, but, surely, I mean, I can feel the empathy in my heart -- a stoic one. I've read eleven books in the last month; I feel like I've learned more from this post.
I'm a part-time writer and part-time editor for various small projects. Gah, I'd pay (you) to let me put it into a PDF on my Kindle as inspiration, but, ah, it's kind of perfect where it is and how it is...
I am so very sorry to hear about your loss.