I have taught writing and read many books about creativity and writing. There is encouragement to try, practice your craft, grow, make changes as needed.
“What are your biggest challenges?”
One challenge these days is organizing my creative work. Blogs work so well for this goal. When I reprint a poem, or if a new poem from my blogs is published again in a journal or book, I note the references and credits in a post or page. This is a work-in-progess, and I like that I can update posts.
Over time, a lot of good work can grow, one post at a time. Then the challenge is to review here and there. You may have written a haiku sequence, a chapbook, short stories, some poems for notecards or a collage, or a poem for a bulletin board to encourage others.
Hopefully, I grow as a writer here, and can also review my work and see how I can write a poem a little better. Wonderful to try new ideas.
This Page is an example of how work can be organized: Haiku Society of America Members’ Anthologies (my haiku 2013 – 2022).
Thank you and blessings for your creative work!
small study haiku
on a birch tree branch
time with the Psalms
a dove on the branch
pictures a poem
Thy statutes have been my songs
in the house of my pilgrimage.
Psalm 119: 54 (KJV)
There are many ways to be creative, and we are all creative. I read and write poetry. I try new blog and post designs, as I learn more about WordPress. I reprint older poems in new ways, and I write new poems.
A note of encouragement, a simple meal, ideas for a garden next year . . . my creativity changes over time. Grateful every day. And sometimes I simply need to rest for awhile. Spring follows winter.
small home library
books and journals
to read at different times
some to reread
and some to give away
Daily Prompt: December 25, 2022
Excellent prompt. I was born a long time ago, and this would take some time to research. I can say today that this year I have made an effort to learn a lot more about history. There are many ways to learn – the sequence of events, memoirs and letters, stories I missed when I was young. Our rich diverse complex history. I also learn a lot from poetry and our blogs. Thank you.
Just a few of the many wonderful and interesting photos I have been able to publish here so far. Thank you to all the artists.
And I will continue with more photos in future posts. Thank you and blessings.
Daily Prompt: December 22, 2022
I love to read and write. And create blog posts.