my sun

My love affair with words and rhymes started when I was a kid. I used to win slogan making contests, I used to sing songs with rhyming lyrics. Then I came across William Wordsworth’s “Daffodils”— the first seed of poetry planted inside me. Though my writing heart like Wordsworth’s cloud, wandered far and long. Aside from love notes in rhyming stanzas, I don’t really know much about poems. Then in 2015, I stumbled upon WordPress Poetry 101. With skilled and experienced poets I felt like a child on her first day in kindergarten. Clueless. Intimidated. Yet, deep inside determined.

After a few tries with rhymes and forms, the first haiku, the first sonnet, the first tanka, and then more free verses, I found the rhythm of my pen. Slowly, I befriended the beating ink flowing inside me, ever since. I found my soul’s oxygen. I started breathing again.

Here comes summer rays,
parting the veil of winter.
Poetry, my sun.

03.20.2018
©2018 Rosemawrites@A Reading Writer. All Rights Reserved.
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In response to dVerse Haibun Monday: Who? What? Why?

42 thoughts on “my sun”

  1. I too upon WordPress in 2015 and haven’t looked back! I love the way we all come together for prompts and challenges, and that we have poetry in common. I’m glad you found the rhythm of your pen so that you can write sparkling haiku: ‘summer rays, / parting the veil of winter’.

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  2. I also came to dVerse as a rank novice, having written for my own enjoyment almost ever since I can remember. With my style of writing mostly in rhyme, at 84, I feel a bit like a dinosaur in a choir of Jedis, but have nonetheless found this site to be a community of warm and accepting like-minded travelers in life’s journey. I much enjoyed your story!

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  3. I love this personal piece Rosema. It’s so emotionally charged and really beautiful. Your poetry really is amazing! And you’ve come so far in such a short time. I love the end of this especially about the “beating ink” and then “parting the veil of winter/ Poetry my Sun.” It’s gorgoues, such intense imagery. Keep going girl, you’ve such talent and you amaze me. Let me know how you’re doing when you’ve time. Are things going good with work and your family? Do you have a new guy? I want all the gossip 🙂 You can message me on Istagram if that works better. Cheers my friend 🙂

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    1. Awww. Your kind words never fail to make my heart smile, Mandi. I appreciate you. And I am blessed to be with amazing souls and poets like you on this writing journey. There are some crazy things happening but I am surviving. We can chat on IG yes. haha. 😀 Thank youuuu!

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  4. I’ve learned something new about you today–the slogan contest winner!! Sister, I wanted you to know I’ve changed blogs AGAIN–sorry to drive you crazy…and let’s keep it kind of quiet, okay? God bless you so much ❤

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