As I learn from many others, one of the blessings of writing poetry is the way we focus on each word. If there are fewer words, what are the best words?
On Sunday, I was praying the Psalms, and the word lovingkindness was given, and I thought, “What a beautiful word, and hope to include the word in a poem.”
Nature is also a source of inspiration. My poems usually are given as I read and pay attention to daily life. My overall goal is to offer hope. Everyone has a story, and I have needed to begin again a few times. Always beauty, always hope. Creativity with blogs works so well for me.
As I read and view my archives for my 1,000 Posts Review, I remember favorite photos. When I began taking some photos again, I realized that poetry helps me see the photos. I would look around the yard, or create a bouquet, and see the photos already there – waiting for someone with a camera. I call them Haiku Photos.
And the images can be expressed in many ways, many art forms. A simple note of encouragement is art too, for example.
New hosta growing by the birch tree – May 2015
Shadows of forsythia on the cedar wood garage – June 2015
Roses from the yard – July 2015
where once I mourned irises
Photo is from the yard in July 2015.
I love how the daylilies grow, bloom, and accept change – to begin again the next year. This photo is from August 2015.
The seasons change, and I love observing nature. This photo is from October 1, 2015. The light through the days and years is a constant source of inspiration.