It’s been forever since I’ve written any poetry, but until I get inspired again and hopefully writing again, you can check out my book of poems, Tender Cracks, from the Calgary Public Library!
It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.
~Vincent Van Gogh
Your cutting words
suck the air out of me.
And then I breathe in the world
and hit back with
stronger, better, purer
The purpose of great art is to rise us above our own smallness and to remind us of our great humanity.
To survive in this world one must strip everything to its essence, its core.
Once you simplify everything, everything becomes so beautiful and there is no reason to be sad.
Think of it this way: you get to eat good food, read good books, see great art and sleep sweet dreams.
Life is good.
That night when we went to see that play, and we were walking through the crowd of people after the show, you walked ahead of me but kept close by, leading the way but with your body turned towards me slightly, looking behind to make sure I was still there.
At that moment I felt an infinite feeling of tenderness towards you.
I have been neglecting my blog (and those I follow) lately because a lot has happened in the past several months, including working on compiling my poetry for my first self-published book! I went the quick and easy way, and used the Booksmart software offered by Blurb, but it still feels good.
Please feel free to check out a preview of my book. It’s available for purchase on Blurb: