“Shakespeare’s Writing Advice“
nothing will come of nothing
space eternally waits to be filled
we fill ourselves with our surroundings
immerse ourselves in the stuff of life
stuffing ourselves to draw out
inner worlds sifted through our own lens.
brevity is the soul of wit
so cut what doesn’t add flavor,
add to the plot, the tone, the gently sloping
arc of character, retain the essence
of each point–even if that point is only
water is wet while air is sweet.
to thine own self be true
for every fiction is a truth disguised
the heart of humor is aggression
the essence of poetry is vulnerability
and courage breathes life into
the creation of anything worthwhile.
context is not everything:
you must learn to read
between the lines.
Today’s post comes a little later than usual due to personal reasons, so my next poem will drop next Friday instead of the week after.
I hope you enjoyed the poem! Thanks for stopping by.