Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A Poem


Inside of me there is a river
Flowing
Beautiful
It washes over me
I am warm, like fire
My breath holds wishes for you
Gentle
Beautiful Wishes

Love, Celina

I am in the middle of reading Liz Lamoreux's book, Inner Excavation.  One of the first exercises is to make a list of words that draw your attention in a random book and use them as writing prompts. Strung together I came up with something I feel quite proud of. It may even be mildly coherent! I think this may be the very first time I have attempted to write a poem since High School. I am no poet. Nor am I anything close to being a writer but exercising new ways to be creative and express myself is so refreshing.


12 comments:

  1. That is a great poem Celina!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. It's pretty. It's sweet, and I needed that today! I haven't written a poem since I was 14 years old. I want to try...

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  3. It's beautiful. You are beautiful.

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  4. Super, What a gem. Love Yu, MOM

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  5. love the images of the river and the fire...beautiful
    contrast. so glad you are enjoying the book!

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  7. This is gorgeous! I love the exercise too - what a fantastic idea. I am going to give it a try on my own.

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  8. Absolutely delightful. Love the simplicity.

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