Walter Benjamin 13 Theses Pt. 3

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Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin was a German Jewish philosopher and
cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German
idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish mysticism.
Born: July 15, 1892, Berlin, Germany
Died: September 26, 1940, Portbou, Spain

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‘Work on good prose has three steps:
a musical stage when it is composed,
an architectonic one when it is built,
and a textile one when it is woven.’ – W.B.

Walter Benjamin: The Writers Technique in Thirteen Theses
Broken down into Four Parts over Four Weeks

THE WRITER’S TECHNIQUE IN THIRTEEN THESES Part Three

7. Never stop writing because you have run out of ideas. Literary honour requires that one break off only at an appointed moment (a mealtime, a meeting) or at the end of the work.
8. Fill the lacunae of inspiration by tidily copying out what is already written. Intuition will awaken in the process.

9. Nulla dies sine linea [‘No day without a line’] — but there may well be weeks.

10. Consider no work perfect over which you have not once sat from evening to broad daylight.

the collector - the interior

Weekly Writing Prompt #30

Weekly Writing Prompt #30
Week 28th March 2016

DOOR Template Instructions=====================

(5) Words: | TEST | POTION | MUSE | OWN | SIGN |

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Poetry Suggestions
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Haiku (5 – 7 – 5)
Tanka (5 – 7 – 5 – 7 – 7)
Shadorma (3 – 5 – 3 – 3 – 7 – 5)
six lines – no rhymes – multiple stanzas [your choice] – just follow meter
Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables
Cinquain (2 – 4 – 6 – 8 – 2) five line poem on any theme with the earlier mentioned syllable pattern
’28’ Form (4 x 7) or (7 x 4) lines & syllables or lines
The Eco/The Echo – Word count (3 – 5 – 4 – 6 – 6 – 3) A four stanza poem
Blackout Poetry – See Poetry page at top of Blog
Circular Poems – See Poetry page at top of Blog
For further instructions
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Fictional Suggestions
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Flash Fiction (500 – 300 words)
Any Genre: Mystery – Sci-Fi – Fantasy – Horror – Literary
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SUGGESTIONS FOR FLASH FICTION
***You have room for one main character
***You have room for one scene
***Get to main conflict of scene in first sentence
***You have room for a single plot
***You have room for a single, simple theme
***SHOW anything related to the main conflict
***TELL the backstory; don’t “show” it
***Save the twist until the end
***Eliminate all but essential words

These are not set in gold
Use your best judgement
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I APOLOGIZE I WASN’T ABLE TO READ OR RESPOND TO THE CONTRIBUTIONS. FOR AWHILE I HAVE POSTED FUTURE WEEKLY PROMPT AND OTHER POSTS. I HAVE BEEN HAVING TROUBLE WITH MY EYES FOR A FAR AMOUNT OF TIME. IN LESS THAN A FEW WEEKS I WILL BE HAVING LASER EYE SURGERY. IT IS GETTING MORE DIFFICULT TO SEE ON THE COMPUTER. LETTERS GET MIXED UP. CAN’T TELL WHAT IS WHAT. I WILL CATCH UP AS SOON AS I AM ABLE. PLEASE CONTINUE WITH THE CHALLENGE IF YOU WOULD LIKE AND READ AS MANY OF THE OTHER POEMS OR STORIES ARE LINKED IN. SEE YOU BACK HERE SOON. I WILL GET MY PARTNER TO HELP ME WITH MY NEXT FEW POEMS OR PROSE. – kiley aka jk

Remembrance: Marcel Proust #38

Remembrance: Marcel Proust

Moments from
“Remembrance of Things Past”

Marcel-Proust

“In reality
every reader is,
while he is reading,
the reader of his own self.
The writer’s work
is merely a kind
of optical instrument
which he offers
to the reader
to enable him
to discern what,
without this book,
he would perhaps
never have perceived
in himself.”
― Marcel Proust

Marcel_Proust_(Père_Lachaise) side by side hotel - grave

Voices – Blackout Poem

VOICES (c) jk 2016

VOICES
by jennifer kiley

listen
listen to the rushing river
the voice
the parable
of the moving water
rich in secrets
floating
on the reflecting surface
blue of the sky
with a thousand eyes

who would understand
its secrets?

of all secrets
of the river
one ran incessantly
it was always
at all times the same
and yet
new in every moment

grasp understand
understood grasped
not

only felt
stirring
divine voices

© jk 2016

Intrigue Afoot #29

Weekly Writing Prompt #29
Week 21st March 2016

weekly writing prompt #11

5 Words | WEB | LOST | BLACK | SCRATCH | LOCK |

Free Verse – No Limitations / Flash Fiction [183 words]

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INTRIGUE AFOOT

Webs of espionage, mystery, intrigue was afoot
Getting myself lost on a trail
Ending in a forest with towering trees
A black starless sky made the woods barely visible
Something sharp scratched the back of my right hand

I felt blood leaking to the ground
Its trail made me vulnerable
Prey 0f the wild
The scent spread
Infusing the mist of night air

Nothing felt it could get worse
Until something crashed into my head
A thorough ten count knock out
I came to discovering I was locked up
Inside a bamboo prison cell

Those who captured me
Took a lock of hair to prove my identity
My head hurt where they yanked out the roots
At least the kidnappers weren’t completely insensitive
They didn’t take a finger

What would happen next?
How does one contemplate one’s physical freedom stolen?
I sent my soul to soar in alternate space
Found my safe place – a secret – no one could follow
Life was left to work it out in its own way

© kiley 16

the secret keeper weekly word prompt #29