I discovered something recently that I’d like to share. It starts with me admitting that I like poetry. Although I know it’s not everyone’s cup of tea I read it sporadically, I even write a little. I’m not sure mine is very good but it pleases me. One day I may even come clean and show it to someone.
In most areas of our lives we can be creatures of habit, liking the comfort of familiarity. Hands up, I do too. In my poetry choices I tend to turn to poems I know well and perhaps have loved for a long time, because they evoke an expected reaction, a response that I recognise and find pleasing or comforting depending on what I need that day.Read More