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URBAN MELANCHOLY

TODAY’S WRITING TIP: TRAVEL.


Long before I made it there, I’ve always seen Istanbul through a soft-focus lens. If memory serves me right, my first encounter with this historical and cultural capital of Turkey was between the covers of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. In my mind, the imagery wedged itself in a wash of beiges, cast in sepia, as if forever trapped in the half-light...

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Published on December 16, 2014 08:13
Average rating: 4.14 · 180 ratings · 31 reviews · 2 distinct works
Write Here Write Now: Stand...

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“To read a poem
Is to see light where there is darkness
Is to hear silence where there is noise
Is to dance where there is no music
Is to sing where the only instrument is words
And the stirring, impassioned pauses”
A.A. Patawaran
HAI[NA]KU and other poems by A.A. Patawaran
“I can't remember the poem
That pierced through my heart
It was the saddest I heard
Of all truths ever spoken
It left a scar in me
A wound that doesn't heal
But the words are forgotten
So is a big part of me”
A.A. Patawaran
HAI[NA]KU and other poems by A.A. Patawaran
"we pick up from the cracks we dare to emerge from."
HAI[NA]KU and other poems by A.A. Patawaran
"I finished the book with a feeling of deep fascination in poetry. A.A. patawaran combines the engrossing themes of love, pain, solitude and reflections of arrivals and departures. Here's the most remarkable in HAI[NA]KU
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"An enjoyable set of poems. I especially appreciated the ones that really encapsulated a longing for Manila to be a better version of itself. "In Manila/ I dream of sidewalks" was possibly my favourite line.
Really lovely details of paintings."
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“And because the world is too big and time is too short and you only have one life to live, read!”
A.A. Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“Every story is a ride to some place and time other than here and now. Buried in an armchair, reclined on a couch, prostrate on your bed, or glued to your desk, you can go places and travel through time.”
A.A. Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“A blank page is no empty space. It is brimming with potential... It is a masterpiece in waiting -- yours.”
AA Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“The only reason you can't write is because you don't.”
AA Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“Our body does get old, but our spirit, never. If we write well enough, we might even live forever.”
AA Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“A world without adjectives would still have the sun rising and setting, the flowers blooming, the trees bearing fruits, the birds singing, and the bees stinging.”
AA Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“A blank page is no empty space. It is brimming with potential... It is a masterpiece in waiting -- yours.”
AA Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator

“A deadline gets a writer's work done done better and faster than any inspiration, if only because inspirations don't always come, but the deadline is always there.”
AA Patawaran, Write Here Write Now: Standing at Attention Before My Imaginary Style Dictator




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