Posts Tagged ‘poetry’

The creative

 

Choose your own path, 2018

mixed media on A5 paper

 

It took a long time before I realised that one must answer the call to create. Not just when I felt like it. Not just when I felt inspired or had time. There is a respect that must be paid to …well…whomever or whatever you  call it. That divine wellspring. The origin.  This is a poem about that.

 

The creative 

This  the demand:

 …your ‘yes’ must be oceanic. Wide, glad-hearted. Dark

is OK: troubled, turbulent, all that, just keep on. The shoreline

shows up only at your final depletion…

 

Her skin is hot, her arms  a drawstring strained

around kids, lover, home.

 

Here’s her mouth loosening. A howl, a torrent

down her cheeks as out she wades.

 

Oh brave and brave, knowing herself

insufficient, yet strangely perfect for the job.

 

(for A.C.)