A Poem’s Life

No value
have these words –
splotches on white –

no meaning
structure worthless –

until eyes curious
willing to linger
invite order

add focus,
insert experience
inject emotion

paint the page
with resonance
bring a poem to life.

(A thank you to all my dear readers, whose support gives me so much encouragement and brings my words to life.)

Posted by

Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

15 thoughts on “A Poem’s Life

  1. This is so beautifully said, and so true. Thank you for giving your readers such wonderful frameworks on which to insert experience and inject emotion. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. There is so much strength in your words, it seeps into the psyches of others. Those who read them end up feeling not so alone anymore. Thank you for that.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. What an encouraging thing to say – thank you so much. I think if we can turn our lives challenges (and victories) into inspiration for others than we have purpose. You have made my day.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.