Poetry Ponderings, Part 2

“Someday, I hope to stay
who I am in the woods
when out of them—
Tracie Vaughn Zimmer

This is an excerpt from a poem called “Lessons in September”. I have been thinking that I need to get back to tromping though the woods. I got out of the habit this year, but it’s been to my detriment.

Last month I began to write about my poetry journey. Since then, I am happy to tell you that my poetry course has been going really well. The professor is hilarious! I have discovered some of the things that I have been doing wrong. For example, I am tempted to leave my poems in their original form, because they come from my heart. But my poems will be stronger if I revise and/or edit them. This is one of the things I intend to work on in the new year.

I have discovered that I love Nikita Gill’s poems, and it’s probably because she writes a lot of nature poetry. Have you ever read any of her poems? Have a look at this article for a tiny taste.

Did you hear that “Spell World Backwards” by Bren Simmers won the CBC poetry prize? I could totally relate to that poem, as my father had Alzheimer’s. I’d love to read the book it comes from.

In 2023, I am going to look for more opportunities to read and write poems.

How about you? How’s your poetry writing coming along?

Shoe’s Seeds and Stories
@Copyright 2022 Linda Schueler


5 thoughts on “Poetry Ponderings, Part 2

  1. bevbaird

    Checked out both poets. Wow! There is definitely something about reading poetry that is so different from other genres. We have to do something together in the new year.


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