This year I've decided to share some of my favorite poetry tips from years past during the countdown. 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
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?
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Willow Althea a.k.a 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 a word encourager at @StoryDam and creatrix of #OctPoWriMo and #PoetsonthePage. She lives in Acworth, Ga.