Thursday, November 30, 2017

A Poetry Book on its Way


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After a period of some difficulty and hesitation, I picked up my poetry book project again, began again with a blank page, and progress has been made! The book will feature poems I've written throughout my life, ones I hope will encourage you or make you think or kindle in you an appreciation for creativity and the natural world. I will post a link to where it can be purchased when it is fresh and ready, most likely in the new year.

Whenever I'm about to share writing, I am reminded of a poem I read in a creative writing class in college which mentioned something like poets taking their poems out from under the bed and sharing their words with the world. If anyone knows the name of this poem, please do let me know!

This morning, I began thinking about how a poem is like a plum, small, delicious, and best enjoyed with patience and slowness.

Are there any projects you are working on or dreams that excite you these days?

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  1. Oh, I am happy to hear this, Jade! :) I will be looking forward to that link when it's available in the new year. It sounds like it will be a very delightful read!
    Sadly, I don't have any projects or dreams that excite me these days. Been wrestling through some personal issues and depression lately. :-/ I think this is an important season and that I need to process through it all. I do have some peace in the midst of this, but I miss having something to look forward to.

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    1. Thank you so much for writing; I've missed you tremendously! You've been in my prayers each night, and I will pray for your depression to lift, yet I know that these dark seasons can be a time of great insight, and that joy will follow in time. I admire your wisdom and patience as you move through the days. All my love!

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    2. Thank you so much for the prayers, Jade. That means a great deal to me from across the miles! Thanks for your understanding, too. :) I miss you and your writing as well...I will have a letter out your way sometime during my Christmas break. <3

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  2. I hope you had a blessed Christmas!

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    1. Thank you, Michael! It was wonderful. Hope you did, too! Nice to be in touch again. :-)

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  3. I'm so looking forward to your poetry book! Your posts have always had a reflective quality to them that is so refreshing.

    I have a small stash of poems that I have been thinking about self-publishing...though most of them are a few years old now, it seems easier to edit them after time has passed. Poems sometimes start out untidy and the ideas develop more finesse as they age. :)

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    1. Thank you!

      Oh and how exciting that you’re thinking of self-publishing, too! I’d love to read your poetry book! And I agree that time away from a piece can bring about more clarity in revising.

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