General Poetry posted July 12, 2017

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good advice even today

What Thoreau Would Say to Writers

by RodG

Writer to Writer Poetry Contest Contest Winner 
Begin your day in Nature's realm.
Intoxicate each sense.
Become aware of all that's there.
Absorb, experience.

Don't try to translate what you feel
as stubborn words won't come
since at this time they're truly stuck
inside your cranium.

But later when you feel serene
a flood occurs that's unforeseen.

Writing Prompt
Writer to Writer Poetry Contest

Submit a rhyming 50-word poem, offering writing advice to other writers.

Give a useful suggestion, with either a serious or humorous approach.
No music, animation, or other special effects
Use only the basic and advanced editors for fonts and colors,
and only one background color, one font color, and one illustration (optional).

Writer to Writer Poetry Contest
Contest Winner

The painting is "Walden Pond Revisited" by N. C. Wyeth (courtesy of Google images).

Most of you FanStorians were likely exposed to Henry David Thoreau in high school English classes. Thoreau is best remembered for his book "Walden," a journal (mostly) about the two years he spent living simply in a cabin at Walden Pond, Massachusetts.
He and his good chum Ralph Waldo Emerson were members of a school of thinkers called Transcendentalists. One notion these thinkers had was that if God exists, he can be reached "intuitively" by immersing oneself in nature. Which is exactly what Thoreau did when he chose to live at Walden.
Whereas Emerson's ideas are extremely dense, Thoreau's thoughts are more clearly stated. My poem is basically how I think Thoreau would have paraphrased Emerson's famous definition of poetry: "Emotion recollected in tranquility."

WORD COUNT: 50 exactly, Apple Pages
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