The Poetry Question

Discovering the Relevance of Words

POWER OF POETRY #34: “Some Slightly Connected Thoughts on Crafted Vulnerability, Stage Fright, Beauty, and Gratitude” – STEVIE EDWARDS

I am trying to write poems that stand inside of uncertainty and still find things to praise. And I don’t think it matters if I praise my sore legs that keep walking me home from work each night, or if I praise the relief of night rain in my first Carolinian July, or if I praise an idea of a home I miss, or if I praise the mild infection in my right nipple for not being cancer, or if I praise my friend who has stomach cancer but keeps living beyond the rational limits doctors have suggested—it is all praising living. It is all beholding the terrible beautiful uncertainty of being human and saying thank you. I don’t think there’s anything more beautiful than gratitude, and poetry helps me to access it.

October 5, 2015 · 1 Comment

QOTD – October 15 – Mixtapes

Are there people reading this post who don’t know what a cassette tape is? Have we moved that far into the new generation, that an entire analog format has been … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 1 Comment

Question Of The Day: Where’d All The Time Go?

There was something I was supposed to do today. I can’t remember exactly what it was, but I know I didn’t do it. I suffer from a problem that I … Continue reading

October 14, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Daily Prompt- August 8

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

August 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

The Daily Prompt- August 5

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

August 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Daily Prompt- July 31st

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Daily Prompt- July 26th

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Daily Prompt- July 23rd

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

Stop Capturing The Moment And LIVE In It

A year ago I visited Paris on a free work trip, learning how to chaperone student travel, and was given three hours to explore the Louvre.  Yes, three hours.  Yes, … Continue reading

July 17, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Daily Prompt- July 15th

Rules: 1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc) 2. You may write in any format you see fit … Continue reading

July 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

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