Writing is one of the best parts of my life as it fills me with inspiration and light. Everyday, I think about how much writing impacts my life.
Language is such a beautiful thing; words coated in sugary layers that provoke such a wonderful feeling. Beautiful words are everywhere, and every day I fall more and more in love with the heartwarming tenderness of language.
Not only can words be comforting, but they can be intense, selfless, harsh, beautiful, inspiring, careful, etc. And that is one of the most creative and fascinating about writing.
Each metaphor and piece of imagery entrances people, even those who don’t appreciate language in its entirety.
With that being said, I have no idea how to be a poet. I can write story lines, and I can fake my way through metaphors, but to be a poet, it seems to me that you need a special way with words.
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”
William Shakespeare’s Sonnet 18 is a prime example of poetry at its finest! It is filled with beauty and wonderful comparisons and metaphors.
The language is engaging and keeps the reader attentive, and while I think I can do this with short stories and novels, I have never been impressed by my own attempts at poetry.
Here recently, though, I’ve collected words that describe how I feel, and I’ve begun rough drafts to three poems, and none of them satisfy me.
I have been trying to do something new, get out of my rut. And even though it is not turning how I wanted, I learned that trying new things is extremely important in every aspect in life, but especially in my writing.
I know what I need to work on now, my weaknesses and the parts of writing that I need to improve on. I cannot stay in my comfort zone forever.
Maybe sometime I will share a poem I’ve written, but for now, I’ll continue working and apply it to my novel!