Torin/Darren WhoEver (wolfieboy) wrote,
Torin/Darren WhoEver

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drenched in words

So, I mentioned that I'd be referring to 'An Exaltation of Larks' a bit more. And here is one of the bits. It concerns why I read so much and talk so much:
One must be drenched in words, literally soaked in them, to have the right ones form themselves into the proper patterns at the right moment.
—Hart Crane
I'm always in a love/annoyance relationship with English. There are so many ways that one can express ones' self but in so many ways, I have great difficulty pulling out just the right nuance. LJ is really helping me here since it demands that I english my thoughts and feelings on a regular basis. I can't just put them off due to not finding the words; I'm driven to elicit the words from my mind. As I go, it becomes easier. When I first started my LJ, I would have to pull the words and phrases out and oftentimes, they would pull back. It took quite a while to write anything. Now, I just have to be a bit more cajoling and they come out. When they see what I intend, sometimes the words are willing to display their exhibitionist zeal and brazenly display themselves. Other times, I have claw marks on LogJam as I force them onto the screen. At times, we discuss the entry so that both the words and myself are happy or at least accepting of their display.

Hmm. That ended up being a little bit longer and a bit more animistic than I had intended. Flow is good.
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