What poetry is for me...

Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.
Thomas Gray

 I feel too deeply... too much. I write to release the emotions within before my mind explodes from the weight. I write poetry. I write for me.
 Sometimes the words burst forth brought on by inspiration. Sometimes they form slowly and carefully weaving their way through my body; finding their way onto paper. My thoughts, my fears, my whole life written in stanzas, or however I please. Then... I share them with you.
 You must read slowly for every word ways heavy with meaning. It bears my heart; my soul. A journal of sorts. A not so secret diary. A peek inside my head. Every word should be read as if it was the most important on the page. For me... it was. To bring them together is to form a symphony of emotion. Playing and replaying a memory. The story of the author.

These poems that I present are the story of me.

 Think upon them. Learn from them. What emotions do they stir? For everyone it's different and I'm o.k. with that. As long as you go away with a new perspective.


*This post was written for Bloggy Moms Writer's Workshop


  1. Wow. This is really amazing. I love how very poetic it all flows too. It's great to have you back, Dana!!

    1. Thank you! I've been trying to get back into the swing of things, but life has been crazy in this household lately!

  2. This is lovely, Dana. I've never heard that quote from Thomas Gray before; I think it's going to become my new anthem!


    1. I found it on a poetry quotes website called BrainyQuotes. I fell in love with it also. It just "made" this post.


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