“At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.” – Maya Angelou
“The creative process is a process of surrender, not control.” – Julia Cameron
“Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.” – Gail Sheehy
as I strangled
pencils and other
weapons of war
scraps of paper
as I found them
believing that words
must come from
soul to paper
the source must
years of scribbling
even to me
technology and i
could not be
trusted to convey
bleeding of the heart
to prove my point
white flag raised
a torrent of words
by the impediment of
my surrender now
9 thoughts on “surrender”
I totally understand, but am still seduced by the flow of ink as it glides across a virgin sheetR
Yes, I do miss that. However, it didn’t do much good when I was finished and couldn’t make out what I had said… 🙂
unlike so many–I find writing first on a typewriter when I was younger, and now on my laptop very freeing – my hand does not write fast enough for my creativity–odd isn’t it – I find handwriting too slow
I don’t think it odd at all. My typing is much faster than I could write. Thank you.
As a calligrapher I find this fascinating!! Having said that, there are many wonderful calligraphers with “doctors’ handwriting.” So Léa, you’re in good company. I personally have very good handwriting but find that my fingers fly much faster over a keyboard AND the backspace, delete, and cut, copy and paste functions have saved my sanity many times over.
For me, it’s all about communication and the message is more important than the method.
The joke among my kids and friends was that I should have gone to medical school…
I never could write as fast as I can type and creativity has no speed limit! You are right, it is about communication. I still keep a small notepad/journal in my purse for “emergencies.”
I especially ike the pens and penicls being weapons of war… It’s a clever, insightful poem Lea.
You are very kind. I use to end up with cramping in my hand and red marks where I had tried to hang on. You are correct it was a bit of a war. Thank you.
smiles..yes..it’s about surrender..ha…the strangling of pens and pencils..weapons lof war..love the quotes as well…i hardly ever write on real paper but do a lot of poem typing on my iphone…