Slow down, breathe easy, make a poem of your life. Don't let life rush by; reflect. Look for beauty and rejuvenate your soul.

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Wanna hear a confession?

For anybody not counting, this is my third ever blog post and the time has come where I feel the urge to confess - but not just yet...
What I can tell you is that I created this blog as part of a search of beauty in my day, for poetry in a life that feels like it is lacking that just now. I hoped that by looking for it I might find it. And I'm playing "finders keepers".
Of course you know there are two types of people - cat lovers and dog lovers -no, sorry! Extroverts and Introverts. (I'm allergic to cats, but whenever I shy away from one someone says to me: "So don't you like cats, then?" I do like them, but they make me sneeze. I don't know why people assume antipathy).
So, extroverts and introverts. This is less about timidity and more about where your energy comes from. If you are invigoured by a night out (or three) with friends and strangers you are an extrovert. If you renew your batteries with a quiet night in, a bath and a good book, you are an introvert.
I am an introvert (no, that's not the confession). Maybe this is why I'm writing a blog and not having friends round for dinner. And maybe this is why my photo is currently of a tamarin monkey and not of me.
But even introverts don't always want to be alone. Even introverts sometimes find beauty in connecting with other people (for example see last week's post). So today I have a request (oh and yes, a confession).
First the request: if you read this could you please leave a comment just to say hi. So I know there's someone out there.
Now (yes, now!) the confession: this is only my third blog post (did I mention that already?) and I don't have a clue what I'm doing! But I'm finding my way round a blog or two and I'm trying to learn. Don't understand etiquette on linking or such like yet. Any tips most welcome.
So do drop in and say hi, and I may or may not figure out how to respond, but know if you do you will have made my day! So I'll say thanks in advance.
love Louise
P.S. I know that was a rubbish confession. If you have any better ones you could include them too!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Someone in the silence

Part of the prose of modern life is waiting for a sometimes inexplicably slow internet connection. Part of the poetry is the encounter with someone you would never have the chance to meet in the "real" world.
Once in a while that can make all the difference, especially to a lonely day. Not only have I had that joy this week, but from the encounter sprang forth a poem. Double joy! So thank you, Laura.

 In The Silence

In the silence
I threw my voice wide to see
What the echo would bring.
Knocking me sideways
It brought you
A spirit-twin
I had missed my whole life
Because I feared the sound of my voice
In the silence

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Come see the beauty

My life is not very poetic, but I love poetry. It concocts an alchemy in my soul. So it follows I must need more of it in my life...
Do you feel this way too?
I propose a journey for you and me - let's find the poetry in life together!

Of course I write poems, of course I read them. Watch out and I may post some!
But I want my life to be a poem too. I want to slow down and see the beauty. I want to breathe easy even while the world is rushing by.

When I see the beauty I will let you know. Then maybe you will see it too...