How I came to write poetry
In 2010 I was asked whether I had any poetry to share for an interfaith poetry book.
I replied that I didn’t write poetry, and as I said this, I realized that I had just told myself that it wasn’t in my reality to do so. I didn’t feel appropriate to tell myself that I couldn’t write poetry.
And so I started writing a poem immediately – which then led to another, and another. The challenge paid off.
I received another poetry challenge in 2013. A friend invited me to join a Haiku Facebook page. Although at first this seemed like a strange invitation, I thought, why not explore this?
I didn’t even know what a Haiku was.
So again, I challenged myself to write a Haiku, and ended up writing quite a few.
Whether for some people these are true haikus or not, it doesn't matter. I believe that the messages offered through these Haikus are what matter.
My Haikus have images that I pick, create, or redesign, as I love working with Photoshop to express the message on a deeper level.
All these poems have an uplifting and transformational message.
May they inspire you!
Click on the images to either view the poems or Haikus.
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