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Every writer's got at least one.
They run the gambit, like the alphabet, from A to Z.
Things like where is my voice? As if it is hanging out the house somewhere waiting to be summoned.
Yesterday, I blogged my favorite poem, as in P is for Poem. It prompted a query from a loyal reader, and dedicated writer.
I love poem and I love writing in English the problem is I am Indonesian and English is not my first language. As you can see in my blog I am struggling expressing my feeling and sentences. What is the best and quickest way to write properly in English ? Thank you so much !
My humble response is this:
Write. Write. Write.
Write what is in your heart.
Do not concern yourself with translation, or writing in a different language. Leave that to translators. If a reader does not understand your words, it is her/his duty to learn why, or why not. Writing poetry requires deepest thoughts to percolate. And comes from the heart.
It is all inside you. Keep writing. Your time will come.
"This above all: to thine ownself be true."--Shakespeare, from his play, "Hamlet," Act I, Scene III.
And bark at the moon.
Until this time next time.
See you in print,
Linda Della Donna
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