Uncategorized If I didn’t have poetry AsideOctober 12, 2020October 6, 2020 Athousandbitsofpaper11 Comments Share this:TweetPrintShare on TumblrPocketTelegramWhatsAppEmailLike this:Like Loading...
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It listens and remembers so that I can forget – loved it 💕
Awwhh and luckily for you and for us, you have poetry by the spadeful!
I do Colin and I’m so grateful to have found it . 😊
And best of all it never takes things personally. : )
Yes, it’s a receptacle with no filter – such a great comment Widds, it’s got me thinking about how we are rarely, as humans, able to offer that service or receive it when listening and talking to others. It’s a very important attribute because feelings and thoughts are passing things, we just need a bucket to throw them in.
The paper always listens to what we’ve got to say.
When I went through depression, I started seeing a psychologist. I’ve never been that good with talking though, so instead, she asked me to write a poem for each of our sessions which conveyed my emotions. Ever since then, I’ve relied on poetry as an essential way of conveying my struggles and joy to other people. Poetry has given me a mouth to speak and ears to hear. I truly don’t know what I would do without it.
Poetry is a wonderful form of self expression. I recently spoke to a woman who had gone through trauma – she wrote and entire book from one poem and said it poured out of her in a way she couldn’t stop. It’s such an interesting and largely unexplored medium for healing.