Distilling words

‘Poetry is the breath and finer spirit of all knowledge; it is the impassioned expression which is in the countenance of all science.’ Wordsworth.

I’m not sure if I’ve shared this quote before but whether I have or not, it’s worth sharing again. Poetry is enjoying renewed popularity (depending on who you talk to anyway), and I for one think that it will always endure because it is a form of expression used by many when all other forms fail.dandelion-463928_1280

It seeks to represent a myriad of emotions and ideas by stripping back our language and refining it for maximum impact – putting on paper the very essence of our thoughts. What remains is writing that’s distilled down to the bare essentials; which is not to say the language isn’t rich or even complex in form but rather, that all other noise is muted and we’re invited to take float away with the words, wherever they take us…

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