Friday, March 26, 2010

Narrative

Narrative

Storytelling is never only fact.
Where does a narrative begin? The very act

of starting to tell also forces you
to decide what is part of the story. Select a few

characters, choose when and where and how,
what not to include. From the world to your mind to your mouth,

the narrative spills out in sections, in panels.
Beginning, middle, end, you are the channel

and also the dam. You will be marked as you tell,
borrowing power from how things happened, your spell.

3 comments

  1. i love that 'the very act' is at the end of the line..

    thea.
    xx

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  2. I like the bit that we are the channel and also the dam. So true in writing. This poem points to not only what is shown to the reader, but hints at what is not.

    Well done!

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