Phew! How did that happen? The best to you and yours this year!
How's everyone doing? Are you surviving the bitter cold winter? Some of you of course, are basking in the sun's heat, and I am oh so jealous! We have had sub zero temps pretty much the entire winter. The sun is blessing me today however, with a whopping 10 degree, and winds are upwards of 30 mph. Brrrrr
My next collection of poetry is coming along nicely. As I have mentioned before, editing is a long and time consuming process. Cover design is still forming, but we're getting there. I'm very excited to share everything with you as soon as I can!
Here are samples of poems from the collection:
Heavy - Senryu
Pressure to conform
I will never be enough
My spirit is crushed
Eternal - Senryu
How deep can he go
Within the process of her
To the bitter end.
As previously mentioned, this collection will be focused on various forms of Japanese poetry.
According to Robert Penn Warren, American poet, novelist and literary critic, "The poem ... is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - it is, rather, a light by which we may be - and what we see is life."
I hope you have signed up for a poem a day via email through poetry.org. You'll love it. Many of these are from up and coming unpubished writers.
Numerous organizations across the United States have come together to form a coalition to promote the value of poetry, bringing it to our communities for people of all ages and backgrounds. The coalition will be launched in March 2017. Many feel the love of poetry is waning, but contrary to that believe these organizations have seen an increase of students participating in poetry recitations, readings, visiting poetry websites, in addition to using social media to share their own work. You can read more about the Historic Coalition here.
I would love to hear from you, if a certain poem has touched your heart. Feel free to use the comment section below, or the contact link at the top of my website.
Until next time, stay warm, light, beautiful and just be.