I had those words stuck in my head all day long. I suspected I dreamed it, but I’m not sure. Weird …
So I was all set to write a post about what words you should think of avoiding when writing poetry. But then I stopped myself, because that’s stupid. I don’t think the idea of banning words is necessarily a very helpful one. Sure, we’ve all read our fair share of bad love poetry about hearts and souls. We’ve probably all written bad poetry about hearts and souls and eternal love in fields of infinity, everlasting and true.
I say, if you want to put the word soul in a poem, do it. You are the master of your own freaking universe, and that includes your poetry. Write for yourself. Write something that you are happy with and if having the word love, or soul, or awaken, in there makes you happy, then leave it. If you want to have it published, there are a billion zines out there now, surely you can find one who will publish a poem with the word love or soul or dream or hope.
If you listened to every blog post about what words you shouldn’t use in your poetry, you’d soon find yourself with a very light toolbox. Ignore them. Use the words you need to use to craft the poem you need to craft. Poetry isn’t a want. We don’t write it because we want to. We write because we have to, we need to; because without it we go insane. It lets other people live with us in our head for a moment. So if you want to use the word love in your love poetry, do it. If you need to use the word soul, because you like the way it sounds, go for it.
Poetry is all about personal taste. Not everyone will like your stuff, just as you don’t like all the poetry you read either. No matter what you write, you will find people who appreciate your work, so you might as well have them be appreciative of work you are happy with.
If you avoid certain words, do so out of personal preference, not because someone with a blog told you to. Do you avoid using certain words? What ones?
I want to become someone who is needed, instead of a weapon that is feared.
Australia is giving us a helping hand in the search for the missing plane.
Thank you, United States of America.
Thank you, China.
Thank you, Vietnam.
Thank you, Phillippines.
Thank you, Singapore.
Thank you, Australia.
Thank you, Indonesia.
Thank you, Japan.
Thank you, Thailand.
Thank you, everyone who’s praying and sending well wishes.
I apologize if I left anyone out.
When I woke up this morning, I had the strangest feeling that something was not right. I grabbed my phone and checked Twitter to see tweets saying that the Malaysia Airlines aircraft MH370 bound from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing had mysteriously disappeared when it lost contact at 2.40AM.
At first I thought, no, that can’t be. I remember I was an avid fan of Lost and kept on thinking that these kind of events only happen on TV shows, not in real life. Then as the hours passed by with no trace of the aircraft, reality just sort of sunk in and I’ve been having this unsettling feeling ever since.
What a tragedy. After a while I lost all optimism that there would be any survivors. I cannot even begin to imagine what the families of the passengers and crew are feeling right now. I can only offer my prayers that the plane will be found as soon as possible so that they can have closure.
Dear followers, this is a truly serious problem happening in Malaysia and various countries.
So, please pray for the MH370 and her passengers as well as the families of the passengers who are still hoping for their safe return.
I’ve seen a lot of posts on my dash tonight about users who are threatening suicide, with other Tumblr members posting in effort to try to get ahold of them. I think you all should see this:
IF THERE IS EVER A TUMBLR USER WHO HAS POSTED A GOOD-BYE MESSAGE, SUICIDE NOTE, VIDEO, OR ANYTHING OF THE SORT, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS POST.
1. Scroll to the top of your dashboard.
2. See the circular question mark icon at the top? It’s the third one over from your home symbol. Click on that, and a screen similar to the one in the picture will come up.
3. Where you can type in questions, the box with the magnifying glass at the top, type in the word “suicide.”
4. Click on the first link that shows up. It should say, “Pass the URL of the blog on to us.”
5. Type in the user’s URL and tell Tumblr admin that the user is contemplating suicide and has posted a message indicating that they are going through with it or will be attempting. Hit send! Tumblr administration will perform a number of actions to contact the user and take the necessary steps to prevent the suicide.
TUMBLR: THIS COULD SAVE A USER’S LIFE. PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE SUICIDE THREATS.
Reblog this to keep other users aware. Suicide isn’t a joke, and neither is someone’s life. If you didn’t know this, someone else may not, either. Pass it on.
why on earth doesn’t this have more notes
I actually had to do this once. She lived.
if you scroll past this on your dash you are absolutely heartless.
Reblog this!! This can save somebody’s life!
do not scroll down.