It is now Feb 2019 and it has been about 5 months since my last written appearance. Ironically I am a writer and I have been writing in the time since I’ve last posted – just not here.
Mostly I’ve been writing poetry and wondering how it, and other poetry, fits in the world. I love the play of words and my search for the right word to resonate with others within a piece. Writing poetry reminds me of working in other art forms – collage, painting, sculpture. There is an addition/subtraction process that goes on. It involves making choices and participation by the mind and the body.
I believe poetry is everywhere.
A poet friend, Wendy Morton, said “A poem needs to be something you can hold in your hand, like an apple. You can hand it to someone and they can take a bite.” Interesting how that thought has spiralled in my life to appear in front of me once again. Years ago I wrote:
I like it when life hands you an apple.