Like many people, I wrote poetry when I was a teenager; pages and pages of torment and angst!
Then I grew up and stopped writing poems. I’m not sure why. Maybe I ran out of angst :-)
But recently, little poems have been coming to me. I say ‘poems’; they’re more like mini affirmations really. And I say ‘coming to me’ because they arrive fully formed. Mainly because they’re only 3-4 lines long.
No matter, the point is, the arrive from somewhere (The Great Unknown) and they slip into my brain with ZERO resistance.
Which is a rather lovely thing.
The poems are zapped into me when I am doing nothing much at all – sitting in bed with a cup of tea, going for a walk, or having a shower. Which tells me two things:
1) ‘doing nothing’ deepens our connection to The Great Unknown
2) I need to ‘do nothing’ more often (the showering’s a given, but more gaps and space and daydreaming in my life would probably be a good thing)
Here are 3 mini poems/affirmations for you.
A poem for misfits (who will understand)…
A poem for writers…
A poem about creative flow…