The exact evocation of one image, however beautiful, delights the human mind less than a lightning-flash comparison that fuses and assimilates two images (Brigid Brophy). This unexpected, sleight-of-hand metamorphosis is what gives pleasure.
Creative writing is a combination of the intellect and the imagination. Our intellect helps make our writing succinct and sensible. Our imagination takes us to undiscovered territories. Sometimes, when we sink deep into our minds in search of a metaphor, something marvelous happens. Something that can bring a knowing smile of surprise and accord, an unexpected spark of delight to you and your audience.
Post by Caroline Wong, who, inspired by her tremendously talented, energetic and hardworking fellow poets, finds herself writing and experimenting with different forms more than she has ever done before.
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