Recreate – Reading and rereading help me recreate and renew. Rest is essential. Sometimes I revise poems, and sometimes I leave them as I first wrote them. Blogs can result in a lot of practice and our archives grow. Then we have a lot of work to review, and decide if we want to reprint in some way.
These days I am not writing many new poems. I found a journal at a thrift store and am recording some images. And I am reading poetry and prose by a wide variety of authors. I know there will be new poems.
There are many ways to create. I think of the years I helped with my mother’s care, the garden, encouraging a friend, photography, so many ways.
And I am grateful.