i’m going to start writing poetry again

So, for the past almost year, I was doing a poem or short story a day every day on this blog. I learned a lot about my creative process during this time and happened on a type of writing I really enjoy. But towards the end of the year, I began to feel overwhelmed with the challenge I had set for myself. Putting myself out there, even when the poetry was not great, is not so bad, but sometimes you feel you’ve hit a streak of something that isn’t quite working. I did need a break. What I like about most about my creative process is that I let myself do whatever I want to do. I don’t really get into rules or any of that because that’s just not how I care to explore.

But then I thought, what if I did give myself some fallbacks, which would allow me away to keep on going and maintain the airy, lighthearted sort of approach I keep to writing.

Here are some things I know I will probably always write about. Particularly because I find them endlessly fascinating. 

sparkiliness

water

nature in general

stars

night

the night sky

the moon

the sun

sunsets

sunrises

the ocean

breathing

air

plants 

greenery

mountains

things that shimmer

things that glow

clouds

music

flashing lights 

dancing

the beat of music

song

sound

voice

the sound of voices

things that twinkle

things that shine

flowers

things that have an outpouring kind of quality

delicate stuff

small things

things that others apparently don’t notice

or appreciate 

wonderous things

inspiring things

words

writing

creative process

imagination

otherworldliness 

musing

creativity

magic

real stuff

passion

empowerment 

courage

I mean I could keep going. I’ve learned that what I’m attracted to writing about basically all centers around wonder and inspiration. And I’m going to do it a stream of consciousness fashion. That’s how I write poetry. I just write what I feel.

Anyway, so I’m going to come back from my break. And I think I’m going to write poems most days. I find I get into a good flow on my commute. But whatever, to each their own. I may play with themes and I may take more pictures to incorporate or inspire the poem. 

We’ll see where this takes me, but feel free to read what I write here. I will be putting out a collection of poetry this year. And if you come across any pictures that look like they reflect the above things (or are just plain cool), please send them!

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