Welcome! This is an open invitation to join in on my blogging event called, Writer’s Quote Wednesday. This is your chance to highlight your favorite author’s quotes that give inspiration to you as a writer. By sharing your quotes, we will all gain insight and inspiration to propel us forward in our writing careers.
This year I want to get more in-depth with the quotes and the author of the quote, by adding names of books, poetry, and music to the mix. Tell something about the author to engage us with the quote.
A quote from a piece of music is just as inspiring as a quote that you read in a book. You can provide images of music with the words, or a portion of a song with an image. Get creative!
Be ready to participate with videos and words, photos, and any other media you care to share. I would love to hear some quotes spoken or even sung! Please make sure and give credit to the author of the quote. If it is an image quote you found on the internet, please say where you found it.
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.
Each Wednesday, I will post the prompt and all you have to do is participate! You have from that Wednesday until the following Monday night to post your quotes. That will give me time to do a weekly wrap up and the new quote for the following week. On Tuesday I will post a Weekly Recap of the past week’s quotes with links back to your blogs.
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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 ping back 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 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.
If you do not do a ping-back, please post a comment on this post with a link to your post so I can find your quote. Please only post to this prompt post. Thanks so much.
Get creative and have fun!
My quote this week is from Victor Hugo:
The minute I saw this quote, I knew it was for me. That is where I am at. I am trapped in Fairy Swamp. I cannot think of a better place to be. Magic is pervasive in the world I am creating. I can feel supernatural forces at work within the swamp. I am a writer, consumed. Stay tuned…
Victor Hugo, was a French novelist, dramatist, and poet. Please check out the Poetry Archive for more poems.
A SUNSET (From “Feuilles d’Automne”)
by: Victor Hugo (1802-1885)
LOVE the evenings, passionless and fair, I love the evens,
Whether old manor-fronts their ray with golden fulgence leavens,
In numerous leafage bosomed close;
Whether the mist in reefs of fire extend its reaches sheer,
Or a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure atmosphere
On cloudy archipelagos.
Oh, gaze ye on the firmament! a hundred clouds in motion,
Up-piled in the immense sublime beneath the winds’ commotion,
Their unimagined shapes accord:
Under their waves at intervals flame a pale levin through,
As if some giant of the air amid the vapors drew
A sudden elemental sword.
The sun at bay with splendid thrusts still keeps the sullen fold;
And momently at distance sets, as a cupola of gold,
The thatched roof of a cot a-glance;
Or on the blurred horizon joins his battle with the haze;
Or pools the blooming fields about with inter-isolate blaze,
Great moveless meres of radiance.
Then mark you how there hangs athwart the firmament’s swept track,
Yonder a mighty crocodile with vast irradiant back,
A triple row of pointed teeth?
Under its burnished belly slips a ray of eventide,
The flickerings of a hundred glowing clouds in tenebrous side
With scales of golden mail ensheathe.
Then mounts a palace, then the air vibrates–the vision flees.
Confounded to its base, the fearful cloudy edifice
Ruins immense in mounded wrack;
Afar the fragments strew the sky, and each envermeiled cone
Hangeth, peak downward, overhead, like mountains overthrown
When the earthquake heaves its hugy back.
These vapors, with their leaden, golden, iron, bronzèd glows,
Where the hurricane, the waterspout, thunder, and hell repose,
Muttering hoarse dreams of destined harms,–
‘Tis God who hangs their multitude amid the skiey deep,
As a warrior that suspendeth from the roof-tree of his keep
His dreadful and resounding arms!
All vanishes! The Sun, from topmost heaven precipitated,
Like a globe of iron which is tossed back fiery red
Into the furnace stirred to fume,
Shocking the cloudy surges, plashed from its impetuous ire,
Even to the zenith spattereth in a flecking scud of fire
The vaporous and inflamèd spaume.
O contemplate the heavens! Whenas the vein-drawn day dies pale,
In every season, every place, gaze through their every veil?
With love that has not speech for need!
Beneath their solemn beauty is a mystery infinite:
If winter hue them like a pall, or if the summer night
Fantasy them starre brede.
|This English translation of “A Sunset” was composed by Francis Thompson (1859-1907).
My favorite class in college was British Literature. I still have the two volumes of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature,” which to date were the largest books I had ever read about literature in general. Both books were for one class. I read day and night, wrote I do not remember how many papers, and finally got an ‘A’ in the class!
A friend suggested I read Hugo because of my love of words and vivid descriptions. I can see the sunset in my mind just from the lovely description Hugo imparts: “…Or a hundred sunbeams splinter in an azure atmosphere.” Take the plunge and read some fabulous “old” poetry at the Poetry Archive.
Thanks for visiting today. Enjoy the challenge and see where your favorite author’s quotes take you!