To those poets from birth, innately driven to write, express and commit to an art form for life, I resound in the echoes of your inner sanctums. For we are one in spirit, honing soul and our lives in the shapes of words manifest, an extension of who we are. We analyse and judge our passage, compare and revile our position through insecurity or personal jealousy, but we are as individual as each star in the cosmos. Beyond compare, we offer individuality as thinkers, as writers and especially as poets. As poets, we seek to both enliven imaginations, yield beauty in its most pristine form and perhaps even guidance as we share this journey. Nonetheless, we offer unique insights and expressions to be shared.
The quality of our work is the result of many years of learning and spiritual connection; creativity is sacrosanct, streaming the ‘spark of life’, I believe. Intuitively we hone our thoughts in such ways to offer hope and respite from the arduous expectations of ourselves: each work, hopefully, a closer version of what we seek, perfection.
Never will we arrive at this destination, for the journey is our labour and worth. One piece of advice I give to poets, having written for over 50 years. Each line we create is closer to our goal, each sound and texture, rhyme and word-smithing skill a testament to our determination and heart in expression. When we are open to life in its entirety, we imbibe truths unknowingly, and in the end, from the poet’s pen, we share.
‘Torrents’…a poem, a metaphor for our soul journey
Coursing river torrents
wind in thrashing determination,
carved between rocks and divided glade
as it’s downward flow exacerbates
a wet fury seeking catchment,
and as its roar echoes amid
the striated dripping sandstone cliffs aside,
ferns quiver so near its heaving chase,
water sprays and misted jewels
upon every frond and blade,
like diamond lace, beads across
every vein and green plateau graced
in the thundering displacement.
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