At the start of 2014, a few words on the subject matter of this blog…

Ink runs from the corners of my mouth. There is no happiness like mine. I have been eating poetry. Mark Strand

Poetry is the mathematics of writing and closely kin to music. John Steinbeck

True poets don’t write
Their thoughts with a pen…
They release the ink that flows
From within their heart.

I write as straight as I can, just as I walk as straight as I can, because that is the best way to get there.  H. G. Wells

If you wish to be a writer, write.  Epictetus

One ought only to write when one leaves a piece of one’s flesh in the ink pot each time one dips one’s pen. Leo  Tolstoy

To write well, express yourself like the common people but think like a wise man.  Aristotle

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.  Samuel Johnson

Write as often as possible, not with the idea at once of getting into print, but as if you were learning an instrument.  J. B. Priestley