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    dots Submission Name: Words Are a Drugdots

    Author: cuddledumplin
    ASL Info:    36/ f/UK
    Elite Ratio:    4.08 - 6269/5927/526
    Words: 33
    Class/Type: Poetry/Misc
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       I'm not talking about plagiarism. Anyone who's ever read my work knows that it's unique. I admit that I have to keep my head full of ideas in order to write. It's not just words either: films, music, and art all play a part.

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    dotsWords Are a Drugdots

    The crystallized thoughts of others
    are a drug to me.
    I shove words into my brain
    through my aching eyes.
    I hope they take root
    and grow into something
    of my own.

    Submitted on 2004-11-07 22:25:32     Terms of Service / Copyright Rules
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      I could relate to this piece so much... you summed it up very nicely ... the same addiction has only worsened since joining this site :) i seem to spend most of my spare time reading ..
    | Posted on 2004-11-15 00:00:00 | by stormyskies | [ Reply to This ]
      Merry Meet. Hey I do the same thing girl. I draw inspiration from everywhere. Kool how you put into words. Good job Keep it up. Blessed be Andrea.
    | Posted on 2004-11-11 00:00:00 | by magickandie | [ Reply to This ]
      man, you're really writing about writing these days! i know what you mean about this one. this reminds me of a poem I wrote about this topic once. It was called "precipitate":

    "Like a raindrop around dust/A poem forms thus"
    | Posted on 2004-11-09 00:00:00 | by jdinning67 | [ Reply to This ]
      You are reading my mail Amy! I can so relate to this piece. It seems I am addicted to reading ,seeing,or hearing the works of others -not just for the "high" but also for the boost it gives to my own weary and wan thoughts.

    Lately, it seems that's all I do, either search book, surf the net, or music videos, old movies, new movies, photographs-art shows-I just can't get enough ! I see these experiences as seeds-sown like handfuls of wildflower seeds randomly gathered-which sooner or later will bloom into something not to hard on the eye (ear??).
    I went to meeting last night where several poets read their own work, or some selctions that they had found inspiring. It was like a caffeine buzz when i got home, -I was up until 2 am! -and even then my mind wouldn't shut down even though my body quit.

    I liked the "crystallized thought of others" because that's what all these art forms really are- a concrete presentation of a unique and personal creative thought. I wasn't sure about the word "shove"- but it works subliminally -the image of one shoving these hard crystals "through-aching eyes" to suggest the pain that often accompanies the creative process.It is painful-to have this great concept-and not be able to just quite express it as perfectly as you see/feel it.

    I am disappointed that anyone would think that you do this to "copy" ideas.Motivation comes from so many sources, and anyone who really wants to write well, should read. read. read-and LOOK, LISTEN, TOUCH, FEEL everyday in every way. If one excludes all this from his personal experience, they wouldn't have much to write about would they?

    I picked up this Cohen poem ( a picture book)"Dance Me to the End of Love"- and for some reason I can't get out of my head. I have to do something with that-and when i do it won't be plagiarism-I will state loud and clear-that Cohen's poem was the source of my inspiration. On the same tack, I just read a short essay by Toni Onley on "The Art of Watercolor id The Art of Love"-wher he quotes no less than three others who had once expressed the same idea-and the net result of that for me is that I agree and may want to express that idea in my own way-someday, long after i have lost the copy of the essay.

    Good poem, good drugs for me.
    | Posted on 2004-11-09 00:00:00 | by Silverdog | [ Reply to This ]
      looking for inspiration in so many places, i could relate so well to that. i like the way you described shoving words into your brain and images into your eyes... like the hungry seeker that you are. what comes out of all that is a very unique, creative poet! well done!
    | Posted on 2004-11-08 00:00:00 | by magnicat | [ Reply to This ]
      One of the best things I've read in a long time. No wonder, cuddledumplin wrote it. :) I mean it sincerely though. I love words so this just made my day! I really love the ending. That's very 'of your own'. I hope you are doing good. Have a great week sunshine! :) *Yes I just called you sunshine! How very, 60s of me, I know!* ;)
    | Posted on 2004-11-08 00:00:00 | by borderlinetears | [ Reply to This ]
      good poem. you're not alone. She's wearing dreams was 'born' after i read a poem here on the site with the words dream and wear in it. my mind connected them and well, you've read the outcome.
    I really like the planting and growing image but the beginning is a bit boring. maybe try something like

    The crystallized thoughts of others
    are like heroin pumped in my veins

    I'm sure you can think of something better than I.
    | Posted on 2004-11-08 00:00:00 | by eve1684 | [ Reply to This ]
      well this one was different - i had to read it a few times to get the meaning - it was cool once i got it though...maybe it is just me being slow on a monday morning ...;) happy writing
    | Posted on 2004-11-08 00:00:00 | by nicegurlintx | [ Reply to This ]
      I really like this I can relate in a way, I'm always taking in other peoples poems as much as possible hoping to stem something off of a great idea. you put this very well.
    | Posted on 2004-11-07 00:00:00 | by Broken Angel | [ Reply to This ]
      Nice composition here, I hope those below do not take your crystalized thoughts and turn them into an excuse for them to plagerize to much.
    And you are very right, words and visions do become addictive, when good writers pen them, sorta like you I guess. I'm envious of your ability to paint a picture with so little paint on such large canvases. An art in itself.
    Well as you can see I'm too long winded, so Good day Mamm!
    | Posted on 2004-11-07 00:00:00 | by Clayton | [ Reply to This ]
      Hey lady, I shove your words into my eyes, and I think I'm almost getting smarter. I believe they are still looking for my brain, it's been on overload. I love this idea, and how you've played it. Perhaps you mean, I really shouldn't copy anything. like reflection and so forth are the lifeblood of poems? hhmmm dish it up in your own words? oooohh I'm hungry.
    | Posted on 2004-11-07 00:00:00 | by nansofast | [ Reply to This ]

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