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HOMEPAGE2020-08-03T15:09:03-04:00

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

Let your creativity off-leash

Let your creativity
off its leash and watch
as it romps in the mud
returning every few minutes
to show you new treasures
that it dug up in this world
so wild and messy and free.

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