Where would we be without poetry to express the pain and other intimations of our deepest soul? I admire all the intensely beautiful poetry here on WordPress shared by so many brilliant bloggers. I struggle to write my own prose poems that provide a fountain that can flow out so coagulated pain doesn’t settle like a stagnant swamp inside my silted and at times blocked channels or organs.
Today was one of those struggle days filled with panic attacks I was fighting my way out of. In the afternoon I just took myself off for afternoon tea and then to the local bookshop for a browse in the poetry section. I came across several volumes that really inspired me. I had the usual inner argument over purchasing the one that spoke to me the most and ended up leaving the store without it. I realised though how poetry is food for my aching soul on the tough days. And so often I come across a blog or a reblog of an amazing piece that just takes my breath away often on the site of either The Feathered Sleep or One Wise Woman just to name two of my favourites. So this blog goes out to say thanks for what you share. For reading my own humble attempts. I was writing poems and a diary from about the age of six due to a childhood in which there was no adult to really talk to about what was going on inside. My blog started when someone was kind enough to share poem I wrote. Without that help and inspiration I may never have thought what I had to say was worthwhile, but now I know just the sheer fact of someone expressing their soul is a major achievement.
Without WordPress life would be just so much emptier. Keep writing all you amazing poets. Keep collapsing and crumbling and sharing about it here so your implosion can become art and inspire others!