Is poetry important?
You put a girl or guy into verse and they become immortal…the loss of a business or family…
I write to understand myself and what I’m living…
Writing is easy, living, living is hard…
You never know what your art is going to do once it leaves you…once it becomes its own thing…
Florence Welch (Florence + the Machine) penning “What kind of Man.” in 2015 inspired by…Stevie Nicks ….
You never ever know…
You have to create
Something that wasn’t here before
Create something against the raging night
Like you’re running out of time
Because you are
Your skin and bones
Your heart of flesh
Your body like a shore
The tide reaching constantly
Star dust in your lungs
Darkness and fog in your mind behind your eyes
Death screaming through your hands
There is no escape from this life
You must create
Leaving something that stands against the night as proof that you were here
That you are more than a wage
This line against paper
Is not a wild creature
It is older than the gods and it must be
Valued, cultivated, nurtured, protected…
Roots reaching into the soul ….
Giving passion in return , through the storm.
Is poetry and art important ?
Living is hard – but this- these things- are what makes us unique- these things….say you were here, you were awake, you loved, hurt, ached, cried you laughed you breathed you tried…
Right now – this version of you- not tomorrow’s not some better version…THIS version that is struggling and fighting…this version. You matter. How else will you know? Without art? All of it is for you, for us, saying… we were here.