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WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In January of 2011, I had just had a baby and I wanted to savour those fleeting moments, but I didn’t know how. Each day sloshed mind-numbingly into the next. In a desperate hunt to find more joy in my new routine, I pledged to write a poem every day that year to train myself to slow down and observe the world around me. I suddenly found myself delighting in the smallest things. What was meant to be a one-year experiment threaded its way into my being, and I’ve never stopped. May this space inspire you to notice the ordinary moments in your own days, become more awake in your life, and live it more deeply.

TODAY’S POEM

Being an artist

Being an artist isn’t about making art;
it’s about making feelings.
What you are really creating
is not a song, a painting or a poem;
you are creating space
for someone else’s heart
to shatter and then,
to soar.

MOST RECENT POEMS

BENTLILY IN THE PRESS

“Samantha Reynolds defines poetry.”

Oprah magazine

“Transformative.”

MariaShriver.com

“A magic seed catalogue for the soul.”

Danielle LaPorte

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