Monday, August 23, 2010

Retro post : Finding the Poet Within Me.

I am a very reflective person and love
to go back to my archives to
remember where I was this time last year.
It seems so very far away
yet just within my grasp.
It always puts the present into perspective for me.

So, this time last year I created a little project for myself.
I had maybe 12 followers at the time.
So, I'd like to invite all of my new friends
to check it out.
It was an amazing experience for me.

A stymied poet's quest to find her words.


Long ago, before I was a wife and before I was a mother, I was a poet.
I wrote poems almost daily.
The words just fell from my fingers to the paper.
It was effortless.

I have volumes of journals full of poems that have only been read by my eyes.
It has been too long since I last took the time to simply sit and write a poem.
So, I'm starting,

The Poetry Project

For the next 6 days I will post a poem each day that I wrote in the past.
Then on the 7th day I will post a new poem that I will write over this week.
I am hoping that reading my old words will inspire me
to search and find all of the poetry that still lives within me.

Here is a link to the poems...

The Poetry Project 2009



Caroline said...

They are all beautiful, Leigh. Thanks for sharing them with us. I especially love, "We shook the city until the stars fell with passion..." I can just envision a star-filled night with friends, twinkling with laughter and fun!


Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Sounds like a great project. Thanks for sharing.

R Montalban said...

I just read a book of poems the other week whilst at the hairdressers and I was laughing so hard at some of them it started up conversations around me!

I like poems so you should definitely keep it up as you clearly are good at writing them.

Susan Anderson said...

I liked your Poetry Project, and I'm glad you reposted it since I wasn't aware of your blog at this time last year.

Really nice work. Keep it up!


Kristy @Loveandblasphemy said...

I also like to look back. Maybe you could do a poetry project 2 (Like a once a week linky thing?).

Tracie said...

You are so talented!

I've thought about posting some oldies each week, too.

Lola said...

Thank you for including me, Leigh. I needed to go to a happy place today.