Thereby I Combine, Let Love Be Your Guide, so Let Life Be Your Friend. Chuck’s Creativity, “Let us chop wood together.”

The Lord said, “Let your light so shine.” Thus, writing for love and life requires skill and fortitude. It requires revision, after revision as your finger writes over the keys or paper, as life flows into the stream, streamlets becoming streams, streams becoming rivers, rivers become lakes, becoming seas, becoming oceans. Ocean evaporating into Heaven of Sky, Space, and Beyond. A universe of endless eddies, currents, seashores, more rivers, lakes into seas, into Oceans. While we wait for others to emerge from seashores, watching while we float into these endless oceans as we write. So, Love has become our guide, Life has become us, the friend of creation, the wood from water, chopped into bits of words, chopped int words of creation, this evidence to other civilizations wondering who came before into endless oceans, becoming light into our past, our present, our future. So be it, we celebrate good ideas, engineered into eternal roads, like streamlets envisioned into future poems, essays, books, evidence of creation.

Charles Taylor C 2018

Published by elgwyn

I was a University and community college instructor before retiring. I also worked in fast food restaurants, and retail stores. I am an ordinary man writing for because I want to write and because my education prepared me to write; BA English lit, MA English, EdS higher education, and MFA creative writing, free verse poetry and essays. Blogs are an answer to high-priced self-publishing. Walt Whitman had to self-publish his first 1000 copies of the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass because in 1855 poetry did not sell. Most poets make a living in other ways than writing. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive, and TS Eliot was a banker. Many writers teach, and always there have been writers who have written because they needed to express their thoughts and feelings. They wrote not necessarily to make money but to express "the old universal truths of the human heart" according to Faulkner. Here I reach a wider audience I missed than by self-publishing, and I stand a better chance to reach a wider audience for less expense than self-publishing. I self-published my first books, Winter from Spring, and Meditations on Gratitude; poetry and photo books which were easier to self-publish than to seek a not to seek a publisher company. This blog allows me to write for an interested audience because I write poetry and personal essays. I write for a friendly audience and present to you a slice of my writing. Perhaps you will enjoy what you read.

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