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poem about writing
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: April 16, 2004 07:18AM

I heard a girl recite a poem that was echoed "if your going to be a writer...." or maybe it was, "if your going to write..." Does anyone know the one I'm talking about?


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: Marian-NYC (---.nyc1.dsl.speakeasy.net)
Date: April 16, 2004 11:31AM


No luck finding it, but I did come upon these terrific quotations:


"Writing is easy. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein."
--often attributed to Hemingway, but actually by Red Smith


Related quotation, attributed to Gene Fowler: "Writing is easy: all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead."


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: marian2 (---.in-addr.btopenworld.com)
Date: April 17, 2004 05:42PM

Could it be Poeta Fit, Non Nascitur by Lewis Carrol

It starts

How shall I be a poet?
How shall I write in rhyme:
You told me once ' the very wish
Partook of the sublime.'
Then tell me how! Don't put me off
With your "another time"!'

And there are 17 more verses! It's satirical.


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: Talia (---.ply.kconline.com)
Date: April 18, 2004 04:46PM

NO. That's not it, but thank you guys so much for giving it a try for me. I had simlar results. It's a rather modern poem.


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: Hugh Clary (---.denver-03rh16rt-04rh15rt.co.dial-access.att.ne)
Date: April 18, 2004 05:52PM

Can't be this one then?:

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Re: poem about writing
Posted by: rikki (---.mas.optusnet.com.au)
Date: April 18, 2004 10:47PM

My favourite Hemingway quote is "write hard about what hurts" - i keep it on my desk.
No pain, no gain.

r.


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: Talia (---.dialsprint.net)
Date: April 19, 2004 09:21AM

No, but that's a good one anyhow. It repeated over and over "if your going to be a writer" or maybe it was "if your going to write."


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: IanB (---.tnt2.mornington.au.da.uu.net)
Date: April 21, 2004 11:15PM

'A Familiar Letter' by Oliver Wendell Holmes (see the Classical Poets) is a poem addressed to an aspiring writer, though it doesn't contain the exact words you have quoted.


Re: poem about writing
Posted by: jwmchugh (75.22.17.---)
Date: June 21, 2009 11:45AM

I think this might be the poem you are looking for:

so you want to be a writer

by Bukowski.

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Date: August 05, 2009 02:11AM

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Re: poem about writing
Posted by: IanAKB (124.168.39.---)
Date: August 11, 2009 03:11AM

That looks to me like a spam message, Kristine




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