I’ve been writing since I was nine years old. Much of what I wrote during my teenage years took the form of journal entries or poetry. I still enjoy writing poetry.
This month, I’m going to share samples of poems I’ve written on Thursdays.
I know it doesn’t have the “holding out for a hero” punch that my What Would Wonder Woman Do Thursdays, but I’m just a writer. Not a superhero.
Let’s begin with my first published work. Yes, it was a poem.
Why I Write
Words A mighty deluge swelling Unwritten phrases compelling Tales that beg telling Exuberant expressions propelling A pencil to engage in spelling Verbiage continually welling Imagination never dispelling Until spilled on the page
Stories Expand in the soul Burning a yearning hole Amplified brilliance, a coal Igniting, indicting, on a roll Fiery phrases like a mole Burrowing to a creative goal Loquacity the latest foal Until birthed onto the page
Prose Awakens from its dreaming Letters like gemstones beaming Profuse diamonds gleaming Brush strokes meanwhile seeming Composed with silent screaming Alive, aloud, tempestuous, teeming Consonants and vowels streaming Until written onto the page
Published in Reflection Literary Journal: Tenth Anniversary Edition in May 2013
In case you wonder how it feels when words burn a hole in your soul until you bring them into the world. Writers, how would you describe your creative fuel?
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I thought I would try something slightly different for my “wordless Wednesday” posting. The picture I’ve shared here is one of my favorites from my early morning strolls around my neighborhood.
What I’m asking my readers to do today is to help me write a poem based on this photo (I have already written several because it’s a very inspiring picture). I will begin. Add your two lines in the comments. Make sure you read all the comments so you see where the poem is headed and follow the rhyme scheme (which I hope emerges).
Thanks for humoring me today.
The Sun also Rises
Golden rays burn across the blue
Pushing beyond the wind-kissed trees