Greetings. Yesterday I had the sudden thought to add some poetry to my website. I am still learning how to build the site and have just discovered I can add pages as I want. My last effort was trying to add video to a specific page. I gave up and have not gone back since. That was last week.
So today I added a Poetry page and wrote down two short poems to share. I have learned something in the process. Most of my poems tend to be lengthy and thereby won’t fit on the website unless they are the only one listed. I might do that later, take down the new ones and just add a single long one.
I might have mentioned it before that writing poetry is therapy for me, cathartic when I need to work through something. Much like the pages of my journal, sometimes filled with angst, pain and puzzlement. A measuring stick or snapshot of my life at that moment. What is going on? How far have I come? How good am I doing? What path am I following? How much further do I need to go? What changes should I make? All questions I ask myself in the form of regular check ins. Which ironically is often times supplied in the form of trials and testing. Funny how that happens. When we feel the stress of the storm, we learn the strength of the anchor.
Poetry and journaling is my anchor, keeping me grounded as I weather the storm. It is an inherited trait. Apparently my dad’s aunt used to do the same thing. Though I never met her, my dad said she used to tell family and friends writing poetry was her way of dealing with the heartaches and losses in her life. I have to agree it is effective.
So hop over to the website and check out the new additions and please be sure to let me know what you think of them. http://www.ryanjosummers.com