Marsha Ingrao, from Always Write, has breathed new life into my old challenge, Writer’s Quotes Wednesday Writing Challenge, #WQWWC. This is your opportunity to choose a quote to match the topic of the week and write something about it.
- Opinion Piece
- Short Story
- Personal Story
- Photo Challenge
Flex your creative muscles and tell your readers what you think about the topic of the week using your favorite quote.
Each week I will post a different topic like freedom, chance, change, happiness, adventure, miracle, and unity – some of the many examples of topics from the past.
- Pick a quote to match the week’s topic.
- Write a response on your blog with a title that suits your post.
- Cut and paste #WQWWC logo if you want to use it.
- Use #WQWWC hashtag to get more views.
- Paste a link to your post on my weekly post in Mr. Linky.
- Or past a link in my comment section. I will visit your blog and comment.
- Visit other blogger’s who have participated and leave them an encouraging comment.
Here’s my quote:
“There is a crack in everything.― Leonard Cohen, Selected Poems, 1956-1968
That’s how the light gets in.”
I always enjoy writing about the juxtaposition between the imagery of light and dark. I know our subject is light, but you can’t talk about the light without first experiencing the darkness. Just as night turns to day, darkness succumbs to the light.
Each of us hides our dark side from the world. This isolated part of our hidden self is where our soul-wounds abide, where our sadness lingers, and where our weaknesses hide. If we can learn to embody our shadows, we will learn to embrace the light. If we want to accept change, we need to acknowledge that there are sides of us we must explore in order to conquer our fears.
I think darkness came first, for the dark is perpetual. Pick up a rock and look underneath. You will find the darkness. However, you needed the light to acknowledge that darkness. The two concepts: light and dark need each other in order to exist.
Embrace your darkness and your light!
Embrace Your Light, #Butterfly #Cinquain
sparkle like the bright stars that twinkle in darkness, secure, alone in the shadows Only— when we're brave enough to explore our darkness can we find our own power of light.
Join me every Tuesday on wordcraftpoetry.com for the Tanka Tuesday Syllabic Poetry Challenge.