I haven’t been writing as much as I normally do over the last several months. It was only poetry I could turn to, and even then, not as often. This new year brought in with it lots of hope, but I don’t think our past lessons are quite done with us and add more worry to our lives.
So, one way I clear out my worries is poetry and nature. Sitting outside and taking in the forest’s splendor surrounding me is healing.
When I sit on my cement bench with pen and paper, the words find their way into my pink journal. At that moment, my soul has opened.
Here’s a Tanka I wrote a couple of weeks ago.
Winter’s sweet silence
Quietly I exhale
Into the frigid air
Along my magical trail
Here is where I find my peace.
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Embrace your inner child with poetry! May we all find that peace we are seeking. D. L. Finn