This post continues the saga of my writing for the SCN poetry class. One of our first assignments included reading Mary Oliver’s poem about why she writes and then write one of our own about why we write. Unlike many writers, discipline frequently escapes me. I write when I feel like it or get inspired or have something special I want to say. What do I care about? Why do I write and about what?
I want to write about
beauty and life,
wind and flowers,
riding and writing on the rim,
sleeping in the moonlight.
I want to write to
make a difference,
challenge the status quo,
instill a love of wonder,
change the world
even if only for one minuscule moment
in one tiny corner.
I want to write so that when I die, they will say,
4 thoughts on “Why I Write”
That was a very nice post. Fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.
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Thank you. I will be posting a lot of poems for the next month or so. Hope you enjoy them.
Beautiful poem… All the more so because you have beautifully penned down something that I feel like exactly. 🙂
It is always rewarding, to say the least, when you can really connect with someone via something you have written. Thank you!!