Cumulous – A Poem
3 journals full of writings later and I was looking for a way to spark creativity in my practice. Why? Well, I was having a writer’s block. I need something to help challenge and spark ideas. I was in my local Barnes and Noble picking up books for a class when I found a little gem on the book self. It was Write the Poem by Piccadilly.
It is a collection published under the title, The Sun and Her Flowers. Her style remains as distinctive as her first collection. She combines artistry of language with a bluntness of wisdom from life. Her line artwork even adds to the artistry within the pages.
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur is a collection of poetry about that examines growing up, love, and what it means to be a women. I personally love her poems that are about what it means to be women as it felt like I was looking back at my own musings and dialogues I have had with my female friends in a artistic format. It shows the strength in femininity, and the inherent vulnerability that comes with it. The contradiction we, as women, face when dealing with our bodies.
The Rain in Portugal is composed by American poet Billy Collins. In this collection, he takes readers through a series of thoughts he has over life and the lives that have passed through it. He has whimsical poems imagine historical figures in the present times. He, of course, has the more serious poems. Poems with deep hidden messages that speak to our souls.
I have a love of poetry and the beauty of those who can play/manipulate language especially when it pulls at your heart strings. However, not all writers have this talent to celebrate the English language and speak to the inner being of the reader. If the writer can’t do this then their work will fall flat, and lifeless. So when a writer has the ability to do complete this challenge, it needs to be celebrated.
Writing comes in many forms and many shapes. They can be long or they could be less than a full page. Sometimes we need help figuring out what project to venture into next when it comes to our writing. That is why I like The Everything Creative Writing Book by Carol Whiteley.
I will readily admit that it took me a long time to fall in love with the written art. By written arts, I mean the literary masterpieces that my English Professors raved about. It wasn’t until I became invested in poetry that my love affair with writing began. Though, I will admit to my lack of knowledge on the finer points of poetry. So in a mission to improve my writing, I decided to invest in my education on the subject of poetry.
It is hard to believe that I am saying these words.
It truly is.
I got published in a literary magazine.