Poetry for Autumn

Soon we’ll be spending more time indoors. Today with the chilly rain  is a good day to begin or resume our daily journaling.  With more time to tap on our computers or scribble on our pads or tablets we can develop a habit that comforts us in wind or rain.

Put a bright color notebook by the refrigerator or at your breakfast table and jot down thoughts to be coalesced into poems. Daily writing is essential for writers’ well being even if it’s only a scribble or a short poem.

Write as if you don’t know what you are going to write and discover. You’ll be surprised. Okay, let’s just write to see what happens.

Don’t forget to stand up and stretch every hour so that you wont get stuck in one position luck a gumby doll. Headaches, backaches and all kinds of aches appear after too much time in front of the computer. When you get to the period when  you are in flow time will no longer be an issue. Here’s a short poem for the moment: Monoosnock Brook/ dawdles between banks some days/others it storms in a rush/ winding through reeds and brush/it doesn’t care what season/splutters with force after rain/eddies down steep embankments/leaves gashes that fill with remains/the rubbish from streamside visitors/unaware of the brook’s good name.

Writing in the rain.

About versealive

Founder of the Louise Bogan Chapter of the Massachusetts State Poetry Society, grandmother of five budding poets, and married to Richard who writes poems for birthday parties.
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