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 – December 24th – Here Comes Santa?

  I don’t want to spoil your childhood, but “Santa Claus” doesn’t …. shhh. Sorry, I won’t ruin it for you. The countdown has begun, and children all over the … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Daily Prompt – December 24 – Get Excited!

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

December 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

QOTD- What’s On Your List?

One of the earliest things I can remember writing is a Christmas list. More than just a list of toys and games I might want to receive the coming December … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 5 Comments

The Daily Prompt – December 23rd – The Grinchiest Christmas Ever?

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

December 23, 2013 · 7 Comments

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