So over the past 18 months I’ve fallen in love with reading and writing poetry as a creative outlet. This pandemic has opened my soul up to new experiences and coming out of my comfort zone by sharing my written pieces and also blogging/writing with pure honesty.
I’m so thankful for this and it really has been beneficial to my wellbeing, growth and being more present.
I wrote the following poem in response to a writing prompt from the mum poem press “I choose poetry because” for national poetry day on 7/10/21. It certainly sums up my relationship with poetry.
I choose poetry because…
It reaches the depth of my soul
Pulls on every heart string –
Every avenue is beautiful,
Breathtaking, painful, invigorating
Still, raw and full of growth.
I choose poetry because I had to,
It just happened.
Sometimes words flow; I can’t help it
Sometimes words are harder to find –
I dig deeper
I will choose poetry ” always”Bernie Egerton
Poetry handbook to learn more about the art
Have you discovered poetry during these times and how has your relationship with poetry been? Or what have you discovered as a new hobby?
Thank you for taking the time to read my posts and have a beautiful day ❤🙏