Poetry, expression of soul and spirit, provides a foundation for my life as a teacher, psychologist, and woman. The following poets (and so many more) inspire me in my work with students and clients. I hope you enjoy these poems; please feel free to send poems to add to the blog.
Please see the following links; the first four links are my other blogs; the fifth link is the professional organization to which I belong. The sixth link provides information about weekly poetry events.
How To Have a Love Affair With Poetry: A Short Guide To A Long-Term Relationship
How To Have a Love Affair With Poetry:
A Short Guide To A Long Term Relationship
It’s one thing to hold a newly-written poem in your hand and
it’s another thing to have a long-term relationship with poetry.Sometimes you may be confused with what
poetry wants from you or maybe you’re not sure what you want from poetry.The following guide will offer you some
ideas to keep strengthening your relationship with poetry so she will stay in
your life for a long time.
1)Pay attention to poetry.The easiest way to lose poetry is to
forget about her. If you find
yourself getting caught up in work, chores, kids, or anything that takes away
your “together time,” you may look up one day to find that poetry has left the
building. Poetry doesn’t want to be forgotten.She wants to be noticed and cared for.She wants you to realize all she adds
to your world.To keep your
relationship strong, always make sure to keep poetry a priority in your life.
2)Be spontaneous.Poetry may become bored with another
night of take-out Chinese and reruns of Big Bang Theory.Poetry needs out of house.Take poetry somewhere new.She will get weary if you keep bringing
her to the same old places and the variety will give you new memories and
loves to dress up and go somewhere different, so don’t allow your relationship
to become cliché. Surprise poetry with an unexpected rendezvous and see what
3)Treat her well.Poetry loves it when you treat her well
and you aren’t screwing around with improper grammar or incorrect punctuation.She wants to know you have your act
together and you understand what she needs.Appreciate her form.Poetry wants to know you respect her.
4)Make her laugh or if you’re more of a
comedian, show her your serious side.Poetry wants to know you are complex.She appreciates your seriousness, but wants to know you can
let loose and see the humor in situations.However, if you’re always making jokes, maybe allow her to
see more of your intellectual or contemplative side.
5)Go deeper.The longest relationships with poetry
don’t just skim the surface.Poetry wants you to take your relationship to another level.She wants to know what your fears are,
what your passionate about.She
wants you to be sincere and honest and not just say what you think she wants to
her.Poetry knows that for your
relationship to last you have to give part of yourself to her.Yes, it can be difficult in an already
busy world, but if you give her everything you have and trust her enough to
share the most intimate parts of you, she will reward you and be there for
you.Poetry wants to know you’re
dedicated.Show her your devotion
and she will never leave.