Hemingway's Ink

July 28, 2015
By TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown


A chalice of red is set down on a wooden table with the force of three men.

Drip -

Drip -

Drips -

Linger on the edge, gripping onto gold as if the blood itself contained a soul.

But, of course not.

The soul is only present in the hand, and within is the rushing blood that fills the chalice.

Alike -

An open vein, an uncapped pen.

Blood released, ink laid down.

Words spoken, creases placed.

Legs cross underneath the wooden table, and the open vein is positioned over parchment.

 

Take a seat and bleed.

This is the rule to writing.

-Ernest Hemingway


The author's comments:

This piece is based off of a quote by Ernest Hemingway: "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." Here we go.

 

(Blood = Ink, Vein = Pen. You're welcome.)


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on Jan. 1 2016 at 10:50 pm
TaylorWintry DIAMOND, Carrollton, Texas
72 articles 0 photos 861 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never fear shadows. They simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby." - Unknown

Thank you very much!

on Dec. 22 2015 at 7:40 am
Ray--yo PLATINUM, Kathmandu, Other
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Favorite Quote:
God Makes No Mistakes. (Gaga?)
"I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right." -Liesel Meminger via Markus Zusac, "The Book Thief"

I really enjoyed all the metaphors, and also the way you brought out the imagery. Awesome work!


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