...it is too a word

I feel I need to explain the title, Ventage Inklings. I love to write - there is such a catharsis in the process of placing pen to paper. I started writing poems and short stories when I was around 10 years old. When I write, I go to a place where I am free to express what goes on in my head, heart & soul and then attempt to take the readers of my choice to that place. But to put your heart out there for anyone & everyone to see...that makes writing a totally different thing. All those little tucked away insecurities fly in your face and stick their tongue out at you...this causes me to backspace and edit far too much! :) The word ventage means literally a small opening...and this is my small opening. My little window for you to peek into my writing and rambling on. It's also my little play on words, because I am sure there will be a time or two when I will vent. About 20 years ago I wrote this poem called Inklings. It was for me a definition of the writing process.

It always seems to come to me whenever I least expect it,
And no matter how hard I try, there's just no way to neglect it.
An inkling in the back of my mind that wiggles it's way round,
That suddenly yells out to me, "you HAVE to write this down!".
So, I stop and find a scrap or two of paper lying hidden,
And hunt a pen that works so I may get this darn thought written.
Then finally I sit me down and try a little self expression.
So that I may leave upon this world my very own impression.
Dana Moya 1989 Copyrighted

Inklings was also a literary group with members the likes of J.R.R. Tolkien & C.S. Lewis. I didn't know that little fact at the time I wrote the poem, but it gave it a little more meaning for me. The definition of inkling is a slight knowledge or vague notion...that's me, slight knowledge and vague notions! And there you have it. The deep and spiritual (not) meaning of the title. I hope you visit me from time to time, and share some of your own ventage inklings!


  1. dana! i didnt know you had a blog!

  2. yeah, I caved. welcome!!! (hope you enjoy!)


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