For those of you desiring to release your inner poet, I think this quote about poetry is very encouraging and delightful. It first appeared within the comments on a friend’s Facebook post announcing a 30 Day Facebook Poetry Challenge. With the author’s permission, I am happy to share this thoughtful response to some one who said they are not a poet:
Poetry is such a magical way to tell a story or share a feeling or describe a memory. Poetry is personal in nature, it encompasses our entire being. It can rhyme or not. It can make sense only to the author or it could inspire millions. Poetry is free, flowing, honest and true to the heart and soul. I bet you could come up with some awesome poems. ~David Robbins
I couldn’t agree more, and how inspiring in its spirit! Go ahead and treat yourself to a poem, seek out a found poem or black-out poem, or commit to a simple “poem note” today, written by you.
Behold the piles of words around you and let them speak through you. For ideas and inspiration on tapping your inner poet, check out these past posts. Please share your poem(s) in the comments if you wish.
Books all around me.
Frayed spines, shifting, calm. Waiting.
Perched like heavy birds.
Images and poem by M. Hedgecock