Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A Romance Writer's Prayer

I found this quote quite by accident last week. I thought it was fitting to use as a romance writer's prayer.


I am certain of nothing,
but the holiness
of the heart's affections
and the truth
of the imagination.

What the imagination seizes
as beauty
must be truth--
whether it existed before
or not.


John Keats 1795-1821

22 comments:

Bish Denham said...

Love it!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I love it! I'll keep it in mind when I start working on my romantic suspense. Heck, works for my YA contemporary novels, too, which are usually heavy with romance. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Bish and Stina -- Isn't it just beautiful.

lotusgirl said...

Lovely. Keats is great. What a talent to have been so young. Have you seen Bright Star?

Linda G. said...

Beautiful. Perfect for a romance writer. Or any fiction writer, really. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Lois -- No, I haven't but it's on my list. We really do have to do lunch again.

Linda -- Isn't it just? It's just so lovely.

Bossy Betty said...

That John Keats. Now I am in love with him all over again.

Matthew MacNish said...

That's awesome.

Solvang Sherrie said...

What a wonderful poem! Thanks for post it.

Anne Gallagher said...

Betty -- I must find out more about him. Perhaps I will fall as well.

Matt -- I thought that too. And what's with the name change?

Sherrie -- Anytime.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Oh crap...
And after my post today, I'm sure you know what I mean, Anne!

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

ooh, that is awesome!

E. Elle said...

Beautiful. Hooray for accidental discoveries!

Domey Malasarn said...

This is lovely and applies to so many other things as well!

Lydia K said...

I agree with Linda. This is for all writers and poets!

jbchicoine said...

That does apply well to any art! Just lovely...

Donna Hole said...

Lovely; I should post this at eye level while I'm writing.

I have the journey support award for you on my post today :)

......dhole

Julie Musil said...

Holy cow, that's awesome! Timeless...

Hannah Kincade said...

oooh, that is a fantastic find! Bookmarked.

Jayne said...

Ah Keats! Nice to see him here. :)

The Words Crafter said...

*deep, blissful sigh* Wow. That's just beautiful. I need to check out his writings!

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