Saturday, November 19, 2011

Poetic Reflection Week 14 on C Rose

Tell us about yourself.

I pen under C Rose, known as Carey Rose O'Connell, outside of my poetic domain. I live in the American Southwest with some words, intentions and dreams. I began a journey just under 2 years ago that moved me toward the walk of poet and healer, its been beautiful.

Tell me about your blog, the name, what does it mean to you?

My blog name is: "The World Poetized" - My creative passion in words is to try and share a global perspective of compassion and middle way thinking. We are each of the same flesh, to shed a light on that perspective through poetry is how I came to title my blog. If only the entire world could just be poetized....

When did you start blogging?

I just recently began my blog in February of 2011, only joining a small group of poets online and sharing poetry for the first time late in 2010. Before that my writing was something I did infrequently and viewed it more just for my own needs. When my journey changed and words began to fill the answers I was seeking I realized it was time to accept this as part of my life's truth.

Your first poem? Remember?

I wrote a lot of little poems when I was young, that and short stories, I don't remember my first, but the first poem I shared online was "Searching" a free form I wrote about the process of writing.


Wandering through the corridors
my steps ring loud in the silence
Searching for the story
Searching for the reason
Searching for a path
Out of silence comes chaos
pounding into me with a thunderous jolt
Flooded with dramatic pleas
Flooded with pitiful disease
Flooded with mocking prose
Digging for the thought, my hands
become weak and my judgment clouded
Searching for the light
Searching for an end
Searching for an identity
Silence again surrounds me
a gleam of hope appears
Peaceful with the fruit
Peaceful with the decision
Peaceful with the end

By C Rose

What are your writing inspirations?

I find a lot of my inspiration comes from conversation, hearing people's perspective, position or even just state of being often will help inspire me in words that I think can help everyone experience the moment of our true commonality. 

Also reading books, online poetry, micro-poetry...reading anything inspires usually!

How do you define poetry as “Good”? Do you revise your work?

Because I often meditate before or even sometimes during my creative process I don't do as much editing as I should, it becomes a much more visceral process at times. I will take from something that inspired, hold it in meditation and explore from there. Because I do enjoy various form poetry I will do editing to ensure I meet form requirements such as syllable count and rhyme, however editing and community critique is something I look forward too as I develop my craft.

When did you start writing poetry? Do you write fiction as well?

I have been writing for as long as I can remember, poetry and journal writing were always helpful for me to clear the head. I love writing larger work, flash fiction and even some larger novella sized work is in the cooker. I am even participating in National Novel Writing Month

Do you have a favorite author or poet?

There are many that I enjoy, naming a "favorite" is always a challenging. 

I do have to say Rumi is a poet I feel very connected to in words and message.

Favorite quote?

"My religion is to live - and die - without regret"  ~ Milarepa

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me..” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

Why do you support Jingle Poetry Community, including Jingle Poetry @ The Gooseberry Garden?

I support the Jingle Community family because it helps keep the movement of poetry forward, which is, in my opinion, desperately needed in our world right now. I believe its time for a renaissance if you will, a time again for creative to re-paint the landscape with hope and vision and the wallowing in pop culture to win in its dominance of our mind.

What's your plan for your future writing?

Just to keep on, share it love, share it in compassion and walk a minute with you.

My thanks again for including me in your series.

My best to you ~ Rose


Jingle Poetry said...

This is awesome,


you rock.

The Unknowngnome said...

A nice interview with a favorite poet of mine.

Well deserved recognition Rose.