Poetry is one of the most complex simplicities of life. Something we do as children and then often forget that we can as adults. Poetry frees the soul to feel things that are often inexpressible. You don’t have to be a writer, a great poet, or even good with words to express beauty in poetry, for poems provide a medium into the world of communication that is not attainable through anything else.
I am not a talented poet, but I still have every poem I have ever written from the first one I wrote at seven years old entitled The Grass is Green. I believe that poetry can change and connect us, it seduces us to see the world, and ourselves, with fresh eyes.
Robin Williams is right: poetry, beauty, romance and love are what we stay alive for. Poetry is an art that will never die and that will always strike a light deep inside us that is unreachable by any other means, so write. Write a poem for yourself, write a poem for your lover, write a poem for your child, write a poem for your mother. Unleash the creativity inside you to find the beauty in everything and share it. The world is waiting and you have been gifted with unique perspective, so get writing and open your eyes to see the freshness of life.
The crease between ocean and sky
Blue on blue
Refracting light shared together
Is me with you