Friday, August 6, 2010

Writing In a Secret Garden

Sometimes you just need to use your own words. Although someone else's poem will touch you or GRAB your heart in the deepest of ways, and you think-- I need to write down those words and remember how much they touch me...

BUT OTHER TIMES, the pen DEMANDS that you capture your own words and connect with your own thoughts and memories. And IT'S IMPORTANT, not to run away from your own words. AND IT'S IMPORTANT, not to ignore your own voice that begs to be heard. YOUR OWN VOICE, YOUR OWN DESIRES, YOUR OWN DREAMS, the wisdom from your own life and experience, garnered from a multitude of experiences. Your personal encounters and deeply held beliefs. Colliding in that, which is YOU, which is SELF, which is UNIQUE.

Begging 'give me a chance', 'let me be heard', And this opens a tiny crack in the foundation of the wall that separates you from the rest of the world. A torrent of expression pours and multiples...AND INTENSIFIES.

Sometimes you just need to use your own words.

My words.

© Sandra R. Tice


wendy lee lynds said...

wow. i needed to hear that today! thanks! how are you my JF friend? thinking of you......oxoxox love this photo, BTW!!!

violette said...

This is lovely Sandra!

Great photo is this from your backyard?

Thanks for posting on my blog. You'll be happy to know that I went to SA boothroyd gallery well in gibson's! Such a cool little spot I thought of you. I even bought a wee painting.

Love violette

Sandra said...

Oh my lovely friends! Thank-you for commenting...the photos are from Cannon Beach, Oregon, but what I wish my backyard looked like!

However, creativity is blooming here! Along with the dandelions...