Carrie Harris | Young Adult Author

Friday, March 12, 2010

Inspiration...Carrie-style

I'd like to give you an inspirational quote:
My ear is open like a greedy shark,
To catch the tunings of a voice divine.

This is from one of Keats early poems. If he can go from greedy sharks and semi-scary mixed metaphors to such awesomeness as To Autumn, we certainly can manage to edit our ways to books that don't suck.

Be Keats, people. Be. Keats.

15 comments:

Nisa said...

Nice! That's much better than being the shark. Haha!

storyqueen said...

that is lovely.

Shelley

Kristi said...

I'm trying - thanks for the pep talk. I love short and sweet!

K.C. Shaw said...

That's an alarming but memorable mental image.

Candyland said...

You say "Be Keats." I say "Be Carrie."
Potato PoTAHto.

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Have I told you lately that I LOVE YOU!! :-)

Carolyn V. said...

I'm keeping that in my "You can do it!" files. =)

Stephanie McGee said...

That's awesome. We need to remember this, I think.

lora96 said...

eh. nice quote and all, very vivid. I always thought Keats was a mellifluous little weenie. If I can be allowed to use "weenie" in the same sentence with an uppity adjective like "mellifluous".

plus, i could never be keats. i wouldn't mind a crack at being ann patchett though--although I would totally waste all her brilliance by standing in front of the mirror all day going, "I am SO FREAKING TALENTED!" ;)

Solvang Sherrie said...

Better than jumping the shark :)

lotusgirl said...

If only!

PJ Hoover said...

Wait, i've been saying "Be Carrie."
Now I need to be Keats?

Jamie Eyberg said...

I read that post as Bruce Lee. Be water my friend. I don't know why, it just happened.

Kelly said...

Ahhh, poetry to my ears.

Candice said...

It's nice to know that even the brilliant writers got it wrong occasionally.

 


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