....from 'Poetry Splash!' e-zine Issue 011
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Alyque Padamsee, the 'God' of Indian advertising once said: "Information
is static, but when information includes motivation, it becomes
communication." All this would sound familiar to poets and to those who
wish to start writing poetry. Poetry is indeed communication ... but
without having elements of motivation, it tends to be reduced to mere
words that are soon forgotten.
Ruth Prosser ( ruth@woodbine-cottages.fsnet.co.uk ) has forwarded us this
set of motivational sentences ... poets, read them -- they connect you to
They are also said to bring good luck to those who send them on!

(The Tantra Totem of Good Luck of Nepal)

~Give more to people than they hope for, and do so happily.
~Memorise your favourite poem.
~Don't believe everything you hear, spend all that you have, and sleep as
much as you want.
~When saying "I love you", be truthful.
~When saying "I'm sorry", look people in the eyes.
~Be engaged for at least 6 months before marrying.
~Believe in love at first sight.
~Never laugh at the dreams of others.
~Love deeply and with passion. You could get hurt, but it is the only way
to live life completely.
~In disagreements, fight fairly. Don't use cursewords.
~Don't judge people by their families.
~Speak slowly but think quickly.
~When someone asks something that you don't want to answer, smile and ask,
"Why do you want to know?"
~Remember that great loves and great conquests involve risks.
~Call your mother.
~Say "Bless you" when someone sneezes.
~When you realize that you made a mistake, do the right thing.
~When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
~Remember the three R's:
...Respect for yourself
...Respect for others and
...Responsibility for your actions.
~Don't let a little dispute ruin a big friendship.
~Smile when you answer the telephone. The person at the other end will
hear this in your voice.
~Marry someone you like to converse with. Growing old, your ability to
converse will be as important as any other.
~Spend more time alone.
~Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
~Remember that silence is sometimes the best response.
~Read more books and watch less television.
~Live a good and honourable life. That way, when you become older and look
back, you will be able to enjoy it again.
~Trust in God, but lock the car.
~An atmosphere of love at home is very important. Do all you can to create
a tranquil and harmonious home.
~In disagreements with loved ones, focus on the present situation. Don't
speak of the past.
~Read between the lines.
~Share your knowledge. It is a way to reach for immortality.
~Be kind to the planet.
~Pray. There is an immeasurable power in this.
~Never interrupt when you are being praised.
~Take care of your own life.
~Don't trust someone who doesn't close their eyes when they kiss.
~Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before.
~If you make a lot of money, put it to use helping others while you are
still living. This is the greatest satisfaction of riches.
~Remember that the best relationship is that in which love for each other
is more than need for each other.
~Judge your successes by the things you had to give up to gain them.
~Remember that your character is your destiny.
~Enjoy love and cooking with total abandon.

Thank You, Ruth!