Shawn L. Bird

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poem-pain May 23, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:56 pm
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Take that moment of your greatest pain

and channel it into power.

Stare down the darkness and bend it to your will.

Use it to transform words

into a hydro station of energy

that transforms worlds.


romance is terror transmuted by time January 7, 2013

Filed under: OUTLANDERishness,Quotations — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:05 am
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One never stops to think what underlies romance.  Tragedy and terror, transmuted by time.  Add a little art in the telling and voilá! a stirring romance, to make the blood run fast and maidens sigh.

Diana Gabaldon in Outlander.

I really like the poetry of this, although I’m questioning the truth of it.  Do time, tragedy and terror told artfully equal romance?  What do you think?


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