Because – That’s Why!

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Rhyme and Reason

“If there truly is a reason we (humans) exist. We define
it through our creative expressions of understanding.”
~ Penny L Howe, 2013

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I know there’s a reason in life and I know there is also a rhyme. So we think and we feel. Two types of things. Thoughts and feelings.

Thoughts for when we think on things, organizing what we’ve learned into pieces of understanding. Feelings for when we contemplate our thoughts expressing and emoting about them. In humans the two are closely entwined. Hard to have a thought without a corresponding emotion connected to it (although I must say, sometimes it does feel as if one can have a very strong emotion with very little reasoning thought being involved, lol).

Summing things up – the rhythms from our heart (emotions) and the thought processes from our mind create the symphony of our life experiences. How we orchestrate them defines who and how we are.

Therefore, we are all artists – creatively speaking, poetically endowed to convert our reasoning mind into beautiful expressive renderings (any art form) from the soul. So how cool is that?

Infinitely! – at least from the view of my eyes.

Have a great weekend everyone! Feel good about who and how you uniquely are. It’s what others “love” about you! Please share yourself – a joyous thing to do!

~ Penny

Why do we write Poetry?

What is it about the particular nature of a poem? Whether penning or reading. A poem sets itself apart from all other written words. Various sized packages of contained messages of our thoughts, our feelings, our expressions. We the author and presenter of chosen word and format.

Do we write for ourselves when we write a poem? Do we write for others? Yes and yes.

With poetry we tap directly into our feelings about things, bringing forth those emotions, thoughts and ideas inside of us to be viewed through our written words. We are reorganizing our insides when we do this. And when others read our poems they frequently will do the same thing.

Should you write a poem? Yes?

Why?

Because:

It’s therapeutic. Not only letting out what’s inside, but presenting a microcosm of your heart and soul you can view and share with others.

It’s wonderfully creative. Your journey through your own nature with the poetic word while you find yourself exploring all sorts of creative avenues of expression.

It is encouraging, helping you and others to “Open Up” inside. Writing poetry and sharing your words, creates a stronger environment for learning and growing yourself. Online today there are many *websites and forums – groups actively in pursuit of knowledge and understanding from poets of the past and present.

The Poem

“Such beauty you bless in the form of a rhyme
Such feeling, such rhythm your words so divine
I am lost in your glory, sensation sublime
Sharing forever, time after time.”

Penny L Howe, 2013

So today, write a poem and share with others, read a poem and enjoy someone else’s creation. Both will be uplifting and illuminating … I promise.

Have a great weekend,

~ Penny

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All Poetry.com
WritersCafe.org
Poetry.com
Ligo Haibun Challenge
ThePoet Sanctuary.net

The Conversation

 
Said the sky to the clouds
“Why do you not rain?”
Said the clouds to the skytree
“It’s just not the same.”

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Said the sky to the winds
“why do you not blow?”
said the winds to the sky
“I’m not sure where to go.”

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Said the sky to the trees
“Where is your shade?”
Said the trees to the sky
“I fear that I fade”.

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Said the sun to the Earth
“what has changed, I can’t see?”
Said the Earth to the sun
“I’m no longer free.”

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“I’m caught in between
man’s derision and strife,
From those I provide
I struggle for their lives.”green tree

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Said the Sun to the Earth
“Please say it’s not so”,
Said the Earth to the sun
“Yes, I’m afraid so”.

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“Very few listen
to that which I say,
They must all work together
There’s no other way”.

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“But what can we do
To change what will be”,
“There’s naught”, said the Earth
“for the blind who won’t see!”

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Penny L Howe, 2013
Written on behalf of the Planet we all live upon!
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plh
 

Friday’s Child

 
little girl
 
What are you thinking my darling
in that devious little mind
What’s going on in that head of yours
If I seek what will I find
 
Why do you look so mysterious
with your clever little grin
I can tell you’ve got something going on
But will I lose or will I win
 
If you didn’t look so adorable
and clever in your pose
I’d be more concerned with my thinking
than adoring your turned up nose
 
Are you about some mischief
Should I worry, even care
Or laugh because you are playful
A happy child – so gloriously fair
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The innocence of youth is powerful
And gone much too soon today
I’ll embrace and enjoy in your gaming
Yes, I’ll laugh and savor this day
 
~Penny L Howe, 2013
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 Friday’s Child is “loving and giving”… This line is from the English poem “Monday’s Child” A rhyme first recorded in A. E. Bray’s Traditions of Devonshire in the year 1838.  

My version and poem for this ‘day of the week’ child came to mind as I viewed this little girl’s mischievous expression in the photograph. Hope you enjoyed, Have an excellent weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,

Penny

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