#WQW (Writer’s Quote Wednesday) & #BeWow (Be Writing on Wednesday) – Poet, Mary Webb

Welcome!  This is an open invitation to join in on our blogging event called, “Writer’s Quote Wednesday” and Ronovan Writes’ event called, “BeWoW” or “Be Writing on Wednesday.”  This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. Do you feel like your writing is getting stale? Are you looking for inspiration to keep writing? Then you have come to right spot!

Are you ready to join in?
All you have to do is find your favorite quote. Find something that truly speaks to you. This does not have to pertain just to writing. It can be any kind of quote as long as it made an impact on you. Then, write a post and include your quote.

There are no rules to follow.  Either create your own sayings (because after all, we are all writer’s here) or use a quote from a famous author that you find gives you inspiration.  Just make sure that credit is given for other’s work.  You can use Fotoflexer or Picmonkey, or any other program that you wish to make your own images. Click the links to go to the programs.

Fellow blogger, Sacha Black has an excellent tutorial on how to make photo-quote images. Click here to learn how to make exciting images with your own photos and how to add words.

Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is take part! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. I will share your images on social media for added exposure. Beginning this week, as part of the Writer’s Quote Wednesday post, I will include the links to the blogs that took part in last week’s post. Time is of the essence in my writing and I find that I need every spare minute I can squeeze out of the day. I no longer have the time to do a separate post for the Wrap-up.

Please copy the badge above and include it on your own post. Tag your post on your own blog as “Writer’s Quote Wednesday,” so we can find the posts in the reader. On your own blog post do a ping-back to THIS post and make sure to “like” or “comment” on everyone else’s post.  (A pingback is when you embed (or copy) the HTTP:// address of my weekly prompt into your own blog post).

Make sure to check my weekly prompt (this post) to see if your entry is there.  You can copy the HTTP:// address of your blog post and include it in the comments section of my original weekly prompt if that works better for you.

Since Ronovan, from Ronovan Writes and I have joined forces he has been linking his #BeWoW blog share (Be Wonderful on Wednesday) now to include: Be Writing on Wednesday. If you would like to combine both posts, feel free to do so and link them to my post. I will make sure and add you to the quote wrap-up I do each Tuesday. Please make sure and check out Ron’s blog for more writing inspiration and motivation!

RONOVAN WRITES

KYROSMAGICA

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CATHY LYNN BROOKS

THE PBS BLOG

RAMBLINGS OF SIMPLE LIFE

ON THE LAND

WEAVING GOLD

MEREDITH’S REVERIES

L. C. W. ALLINGHAM *NEW THIS WEEK*

THE WRITER NEXT DOOR

ANNETTE ROCHELLE ABEN

RAMBLINGS OF A WRITER

REBIRTH OF LISA

BREW & SPEW

MY JOURNEY WITH HIJAB

ZEN & PI

JADE M. WONG

DAILY ECHO

RANDOMS BY A RANDOM

I MANIKING BLOG

NAGRIJ WRITES THE HITS YOU NEVER KNEW EXISTED

A COOKING POT & TWISTED TALES *NEW THIS WEEK*

SILVER THREADING

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I am still on my poetry kick and had to share with you all the wonderful and lyrical words of Mary Webb, a writer, and poet from Shropshire, England.

Her words speak of mystical forests bordered by dark forbidding woods. In my mind’s eye, I can see and hear the fairies whispering and cajoling the wind to not muss up their hidden lairs within the mighty fortresses of the trees… Can you hear them?

“The chief singer of Summer is the grass; it is the very voice of Earth, taking us into her confidence. To hear it you must go to some upland, away from water and trees and lie with the green forest above you. Then you will hear the silky ripple of the blades and the velvet caress of the ripe, brown grass-heads, swelling to a multitudinous soft whisper as the breeze goes by.”

from The Spring of Joy: The Joy of Music, by Mary Webb

Courtesy of the Mary Webb Society

“Green Rain”

by Mary Webb

Into the scented woods we’ll go,
And see the blackthorn swim in snow.
High above, in the budding leaves,
A brooding dove awakes and grieves;
The glades with mingled music stir,
And wildly laughs the woodpecker.
When blackthorn petals pearl the breeze,
There are the twisted hawthorne trees
Thick-set with buds, as clear and pale
As golden water or green hail–
As if a storm of rain had stood
Enchanted in the thorny wood,
and, hearing fairy voices call,
Hung poised, forgetting how to fall.

I love the lyrical sing-song rhythm to the poem above, called Green Rain. The imagery fills my mind with the scents and sounds of spring, or even early summer. When reading these words aren’t you instantly transported to another time and place?

Mary Webb, Novelist, and Poet

Image credit: Wikipedia

Mary Webb was an English romantic novelist and poet of the early 20th century, whose work is set chiefly in the Shropshire countryside and among Shropshire characters and people which she knew. Wikipedia

BornMarch 25, 1881, as Mary Meredith in Shropshire, United Kingdom

DiedOctober 8, 1927, St Leonards-on-Sea, United Kingdom

MoviesGone to Earth, The Wild Heart

Click HERE to see what the Shropshire Star has to say about Mary Webb’s legacy today.

Come on, JOIN IN and show Ronovan how much fun it is to share your quotes!

Thanks for visiting today.  Enjoy the challenge and see where your favorite author’s quotes take you!


43 thoughts on “#WQW (Writer’s Quote Wednesday) & #BeWow (Be Writing on Wednesday) – Poet, Mary Webb

  1. “Life isn’t like the movies, it needs better writers.”
    Don’t know who came up with this quote, but I heard it on a documentary about the history of Warner Brothers. It was narrated by Clint Eastwood.
    It may be my favorite quote about writing, as well as cinema.

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