Good afternoon visitors, bloggers, readers and poetry lovers!
There seems to be a lot going on around here lately that is not particularly conducive to writing poetry. That’s not an uncommon occurrence for most writers I’m sure. As our minds become cluttered with sadness, negativity, and plain old bullshit, the difficulty of clearing the mind can become nearly impossible.Transcribing the feelings of our hearts onto an empty page can sometimes be overwhelming. I’ve often used what would normally cause writer’s block or the inability to produce something productive as stimulation for new ideas. That’s where much of my poetry has been borne, from the darkness of the mind.
A verse from the poem, “A Rhyme of Life”, from my first book of poetry, “Rhymes of Life”, reflects how sometimes the darkness can provide the light.
“Not always understanding
The circumstantial fate
Perhaps we learn
The true concerns
When darkness guards the gate.”
Perhaps, in our darkest moments, is exactly when we learn the truths of life…
Be sure to get a copy of “Rhymes of Life”. You’ll be enlightened in one form or another.
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