I dip into it's pages over and over, finding new inspiration, knowledge and savoring some of the favorite parts over and over, trying some of the writing exercises so I hopefully feel my writing roots grow stronger.
Try the following image exercise which will allow you to enter images more fully and experience them and write about them.
Say to yourself, I enter and become my image of (List here an image you want to explore more deeply. Images of the sea, trees, the four seasons, found in the puzzles of mankind, your heart's reflection or deep in your soul.) Sit on it a while. Feel it. Explore it. Write your experience.
For me, I have recurring subject matters in my writing, as most of us do; for me it's the seasons, man's cruelty, war, trying to find my truth, what makes my heart and soul and brain alive.
One small example of mine is about winter,
my favorite season.:
nature's frosty limbs paint
an extraordinary landscape for us all,
with snow mounds, flakes swirling
everywhere and charcoal trees
with people walking, lights twinkling, children laughing
yelling, running, sliding, building snowmen
beneath a warming winter sun
so we may stop,
listen to the silence,
search deep inside,
and feel closer to peace
This is just one of my trys to express winter and what it means to me.
I encourage you to find a copy of this book in a used bookstore, amazon.com, etc. read it until it's tattered, wring every bit of wonder, beautiful images, spellbinding words and love it contains. Thank you, John Fox.
Let me know if you know this book and want to add your thoughts about this book or other great books on writing and creativity you've found.