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WHY I WRITE A POEM A DAY

In January of 2011, I had just 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

All the complicated things

You ask for your birthday
to come faster

so I explain how the world
needs to twirl to make a day
and how it needs to loop the sun
to make a year

which you tell me
sounds complicated

and then you ask me
to tell you all the complicated
things I know

so I start to explain
about money
but you interrupt me

how about you just tell me
all the Disney princesses
you know.

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