I know how that feels.It's a really good poem though.I wonder what we'd have if the literary geniuses would have never tossed out their rough work.
We were thinking about this just yesterday, how the keyboard and computer have changed the art of writing. Better or worse? I don't know.
Exterminated by backspace. Man, that resonates.Hey, do you know these people? One of the women in my book club met someone who works for them and I thought I'd ask you if you know anything.
in the past Writers would have thought long and hard before putting pen to paper...now we meander through our mindscape and jot as we go...but we prolly spend as much time backspacing and deleting as they did starting over.I don't think that our inner Editors really care how we get there. We still need to do to get it right..or atleast close enough.
discretion being the better part of valor, no?
I think there was a lot of crumpled paper tossed into the wastebasket before backspace was invented.Love this:'too revealing in theirraw passionand honest fervor'
There's also a keyboard function where you can undo your expunge and, in fact, reveal those inner thoughts...So why don't you? Restore the fervor and paste back in the passion, Gautami!
A great poem. The title is very clever!I'd like to read some of what you've deleted, if it's fervent and passionate!
I love the title of this poem! And the poem, too!
Saying it truly with words that are few sometimes steals the beauty away...expunging the beauty and leaving only the skeleton of the flower.b
If it wasn't for the keyboard I probably wouldn't write. I can't read my handwriting myself, so nobody else would stand a chance!
exterminated by backspace!!great!
very well said!! :)
can be a riddle. hehe thanks for smile :-)
A lot of trees have been saved by backspacing, if nothing else!
Sometimes it's hard to tell when it's a good thing and when it's not. This poem is a good thing, though.
I'm with a lot of the other folks - I love "exterminated by backspace." nice piece.
I really like the two lines:'too revealing in theirraw passion'I like the picture that some simple words, even just a few, can reveal all of your soul.
Great post!Thanks God for ctrl-alt-deleteand brand-new starts!Blessings,LindaSIMPLY SNICKERS – weekly poetry prompts
Thanks for this poem....I think it is your best so farCyn
you have created such a clear picture here...