There are days when you may feel as I do…moved to express your feelings in a different way. I think poetry can be so inspirational and transporting. Why not try it yourself?
“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.” Robert Frost
Even if you don’t feel you can write a poem, I highly recommend trying it. You can read a book of poetry, even if it’s a small collection, as a guide. When I don’t have time to read an entire book, I keep a book of poetry nearby. It’s a great way to take a mental break and let yourself go wherever the poem takes you. I keep one by my bedside and carry one when I travel.
Here’s one I wrote that was inspired by thinking about a loved one:
As on a ruler,
Notched lines lie
Neatly numbered on your face.
I look and I see
In their sequence, a beauty,
I have forgotten how to count.
I think that poetry makes you stop, or at the very least, pause in a world that is always running at top speed. Poetry is all about putting thought into words that move the emotions. It has to touch on one of the most persuasive emotions…love, pain, anger, awe, etc. Sometimes I find it really hard to get out of “drive”. That’s when reading some poetry and taking time to write a poem of my own is wonderfully effective. It makes for a great time out!
It’s a pleasure. Something you can read or write, that is complete in its brevity. Something that Give it a try. You may surprise yourself. Get inspired. And that’s A Table for One moment to keep.
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