Hands of a Writer This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

March 1, 2011
Poetic. Inspiring. Funny. Personal. Intriguing. That describes “Hands of a Writer” by Jordyn S. in five words. She makes you think about how astounding the world is and how God created everything on this earth – from us to the vast oceans to the twinkling night sky.

Jordyn discusses writing notes and quick drafts on random pieces of paper at odd times, “jotting down [her] soul.” When you write, you create. You were created to write. That’s my interpretation of this poem. It might sound confusing, but really, it’s true. Many of us are so devoted to writing that thoughts stream in and out of our minds haphazardly and we can only hope to capture them on that stray scrap paper before the idea is gone.

Did you know that J.K. Rowling wrote the first drafts of Harry Potter on napkins in a restaurant? J.R.R. Tolkien wrote the first sentence of The Hobbit on the back of a student’s paper he was grading. These amazing writers were created by the same hands that made us. Mind-boggling, right?

Jordyn’s concise language leaves you wanting more, yet satisfied at the same time. I really enjoyed and related to her poem. I hope that I’ll be reading more of her work in future Teen Ink issues, whether she sticks to poetry or not.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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