Friday, July 1, 2016

Poetry Friday: Lifting Voices

It's poetry Friday!  Today's poem was literally found.  During our last day with the Columbus Area Writing Project we were asked to take a piece of writing from our time together and use it to find a poem.  We were asked to carve it down to its most essential words.  I found this poem hiding in a blog post I wrote titled:  Why Digital Writing.   



Lifting Voices 
quiet.
wandering.
surveying
collections:

childhood reports,
paper books
made by tiny fingers,
journals
filled with wondrous words,
handwritten poems.

words
surround.
gifts
tucked safely away,
in closets and drawers.

stories should reach;
connect
to communities.
writing for something -
for someone.

finding space.
reaching out.
letting words spill.
writing lifts
silenced voices.


© Cathy L. Mere, 2016



It's Poetry Friday!  Stop by The Opposite of Indifference where Tabatha Yeatts hosts today's parade of wondrous words.






5 comments:

  1. That sounds like a fun project and you came up with a lovely poem. I love that writing for something or someone leads to finding space.

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  2. You have a lot of thoughtful, interesting word choices, Cathy. I think my favorites are the simple "words surround."

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  3. A good project to take one's own prose and carve it down into a poem. I like it.

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