Use no superfluous word, no adjective, which does not reveal something. Don’t use such an expression as ‘dim land of peace.’ It dulls the image. It mixes an abstraction with the concrete. It comes from the writer’s not realising that the natural object is always the adequate symbol. Go in fear of abstractions. — Ezra Pou
The spirits of our hearts are tamed,
By rhythms of pen,of brush,of mind.
Art by author from photo of a Norman Church
In the above extract from my last post I seem to be saying that it is the rhythms of what we write which in art would be patterns or shapes ,it is these rhythms which tame the spirits of our hearts which may be troubling us.It is not merely writing down how we feel or describing a situation, maybe grief, maybe anger, or any emotion ,it is the work we do to edit or shape what we are trying to convey into a form which will both express and communicate to others what we are experiencing, It is like a sculptor making the stone into a shape which satisfied the creative urge and invites our attention If there is no feeling in the creation it will not have any value,but the feeling alone is not enough. It’s the editing,shaping and so on which seems to satisfy our mind and heart.That is my view today