by Mazzy Adams.
~ BALANCE ~
🎶Balance is the process of achieving stability by attempting to equalise the forces that act upon or influence a system.🎶
Having since studied poetry, I now recognise how the natural rhythms arising from those words and their order created an inherent lyrical quality. Twenty-odd years later, both my daughter and I remember the definition and the melody. But, apart from patting myself on the back and thanking God that I’d remembered the definition, even as I wrote this, I had no clue what came next. It seemed, for the purpose of this blog, I’d joined the annals of the Pantser Brigade—that is, I was writing by the seat of my pants whilst balancing on a flexible moving platform.
Some of my favourite poems have emerged from frazzled attempts to restore my mental equilibrium this way. This one, penned while trying to wrap my head around a tertiary ethics and logic subject, was published in Tales from the Upper Room, 2014.
On the Ethics and Logic of WritingIt’s wrong to write about writing when righting a wrong
is the right kind of writing to write,
But righting a wrong is the right kind of writing to write
when your writing is righting a wrong!
Whether righting a wrong or writing to write
it is right to be writing or righting, alright?
So I’ll write to right wrongs and I’ll write to write right
because writing and righting’s been right all along.
Is that alright?