Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Why do You Write Poetry

For some people writing poetry is playful or about love and roses. For me it is about the shadows. It is about diving into what is painful, what is hard.

What is it about poetry, the freedom of writing words onto a page, arranging them, having them flow up

and down,

back and                                                 forth.

filling them with emotions

until they drip with the edges of our sanity. But in writing them down, in allowing them to be, you end up saving yourself. At least that is how I feel sometimes.

I write poetry to decipher my feelings, to understand why I feel the way I do. Why do you write poetry?

Morgan Dragonwillow is a poet, survivor, rebel dancing with words, lover of all things magical, recovering perfectionist, and indie author that (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo. She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she's a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn't.

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  1. Why do I write poetry? For me, it started as therapy. After I had lost my mother in October of 1994, I could not talk to anyone, and I did not trust anyone enough to confide in them (I was twelve at the time). Writing helped me to cope, and I knew that what I had expressed would stay between me and my notebook. Poetry is still therapeutic to me, now I do it because it is my passion. I express myself best through my poetry, and I can show others the world through my eyes, and I can create my own world. :-)

    1. Hi Lita, thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts. I am so glad you found comfort within your poetry. It is a hard thing to lose your mom at such a young age. Poetry is very therapeutic for me as well. I hope you decide to join us for OctPoWriMo. Peace to you.

  2. I love this post, Morgan! In my post on Friday, I'll be sharing my answer to this question. Turns out, it's very similar to Lila's. :)

    1. Thanks Amy, I just write what my heart tells me too. =) I look forward to reading your post!

      Peace to you.

  3. OctPoWriMo, eh? I have this image of an Octopus with a quill pen in each tentacle and a jauntily placed beret... may it be so. ;-)

    1. Love the image Paula, thanks for stopping by and sharing it!


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