September 28, 2011

Poetic or Pedantic? Part Two: Indirect Focus

Posted in Poetry tagged , at 1:14 pm by Rebecca Hein

In writing we struggle, as in music, to transcend notes and words, and rise to the spirit and energy behind what we’re doing. As noted in Part One, after weeks of cloud-watching, my mind translated “cloud” and “sky” into beautifully-painted hues and shadows.

Particular objects in the sky disappeared, and with them my literal thinking. Enchanted, I saw that the spirit behind the object, whether morning clouds, musical notes, or words, will create a greater sense of wonder than a direct focus on these things.



  1. Very simple and pretty. Thank you.

    • Rebecca Hein said,

      Dear Diane,

      Thanks! It’s definitely a byproduct of traveling behind the words and visual images.

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