"Poetry should...strike the reader as a wording of his own thoughts, and appear almost a remembrance."
- John Keats
I like to write what I call "random acts of poetry".
Basically, it is stream of consciousness writing, and as words come to me, often in rhyme, a theme develops in my head and I go from there.
Sometimes I go through periods of my life where these poems come out of me like wild fire...and then they go dormant for a while.
I'm inspired when I'm inspired!
I don't usually try to explain these - or any of my other - poems to people, because like any form of art, the person taking it in should interpret it through their own personal lens.
And I don't edit...I just write.
That is the fun part.
So these poems are no masterpieces that is for sure! It is kind of a fun word/emotion/mind game that I like to play with myself.
I'm kinda strange that way.
So...I just wrote this 5 minutes ago right on my blog post page here.
enough for her to notice.
She must run
beyond the sun
because she missed it.
so hard she tries
up tears of joy.
Does she dare
take a leap
or take task
and look up
is the cup
half empty or half full?
By: Lora Rossi (Feb, 2013)
And here's a little fun exercise.
If you would like me to write you a short, random act of poetry, just leave me a word, a theme, a quote, whatever...in a comment below, and I will write one for you based on your comment and post it as a reply to your comment.