Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Five Days In -- Poetry Month

I am five days in to writing a poem a day for the entire month of April, and today, five days in, I finally felt like a poet again.  When I sat down to write my poem tonight, it seemed to river out of me, a strong current from heart to hand.  I am writing in response to the poetry prompts offered at Bud the Teacher and each one has been great, but today's took me to another place.  When I saw the photograph of the empty park bench, my mind's eye immediately began to sketch my grandma on to the park bench with me sitting beside her.  I have been thinking about my grandma so much lately.  I haven't figured out why.  But tonight, I made a little bit of headway by working through a moment I had with her when I was about eight years old.

I am not saying it was the best poem in the world, but the act of writing it took me into my artist's mind. I want to return to that place again and again.

3 comments:

booksavors said...

Bravo for you writing poetry. I can relate with your comment "it seemed to river out of me, a strong current from heart to hand." Aren't those moments the best? Thanks for sharing. MaryHelen

Tam said...

It's interesting how our minds get caught up into an idea, a feeling. It's probably the body clock telling us it's time to focus on someone/something. You're brave to create a poem every day. I will visit that sight. Thanks.

Stephanie said...

These positive comments are what made me write my poem tonight. I was thinking of bed, and writing takes energy, but I know I will be more satisfied with myself if I complete this challenge!