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9/23/16–The Writer

The Writer by Monica R. Ashbaugh, 9/23/16, 3AMish, the writer’s gloaming hour. A writer’s work is their atonement to life, their at-one-ment for living, at-one-ment with reader. Writers sacrifice their own selves to tell a story. They splay themselves, unabashedly … Continue reading

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7/28/16–What is Art?

“Art is poetry of thought birthed into substance. It is experimental for the artist and experiential for the viewer.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 7/28/16  

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I follow several photographers on Instagram. I like to see other people’s perspective in pictures. I saw one asked folks to donate on a GoFundMe page so they can afford their next photography trip. And that is fine. Anyone can … Continue reading

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“Play is a spiritual and creative act.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 1/14/16

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I found this from early in September.  It was some thoughts strung together, like pearls on a string. “There is silence and then the words come, slowly born out of the stillness–they form, they touch, they connect, they embrace, they … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Poetry

There’s a Communion of Words coming up in a couple weeks at church. I’ve been looking through my poetry this morning and I have 4 possible contenders. It’s such a vulnerable place. My writing is very personal and it makes … Continue reading

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“Every person can write poetry. Everyone can sing the song of the soul. You only need a pen and paper and a beautiful, quiet place to weave your words into music.” ~Monica R. Ashbaugh, 8/21/15 Version #2 “Poetry only requires … Continue reading

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