Thursday, February 23, 2012

Poetic Reflections Special Tribe: ~L

Tell us about yourself.

About me... hummm... I am a passionate girl that at times causes a bit too much emotion. I truly love expressing myself through writing and music. I also tend to have a camera in my hand to capture moments that I want to always remember. Photography is a hobby that I fall in and out of seasons with. For the past four months I have had writers block pretty bad. I experienced a pretty devastating blow with a loss that caused a deep feeling of being numb and wordless.
The season I am now is one that is bringing up demons from my past... it's a hard season but necessary. Justice is finally starting to play a role in what happened in my past. Sometimes I wonder what my poetry and writing would be like if I would have not have experienced those awful moments as a child. I still would go back into time if I could and change it all... but lately I wonder if my purpose is to be real and honest... share my emotions... strive for healing... fight depression and write a book someday that would help others that have been in my situation know that they are not alone.
I have a hope that someday the hardness of it all will fade... I see a light at the end of the tunnel... but for those who read my blog now you know that I am struggling with that hope... It's still there... but the grief is a lot right now.
Wow... didn't think I was going to type all that :) Okay... basic things about me - I have 3 beautiful daughters - My Sunshine, My Butterfly and My Reason. They bring me joy (most of the time) ;) I live in the middle of five beautiful archers and love being outside. I can't spell :) so excuse me for all the mistakes;) -All the same, the words are genuine and from the depth of my heart. A good Hamburger is my fav, and ice cream makes any moment a bit better:) sing, sing, sing... how I love to write and sing. It's been awhile since I have done much of that but just got a call from a coffee shop in my home town and it looks like I'm doing a small gig and a few weeks.
What you read in my blog is what the moment is... it's not always happy but that’s the moment... I am still holding on to that hope.
"Trust and grief can coincide. It does not take the pain away - it infuses the pain with hope. Hope sees past the pain. Seeing only the pain drowns you with sorrow.

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

- Untitledmoments - it just came to me... I sat down to write and decided that I was going to title all the moments that have been left on titled.

When did you start blogging?

I started blogging 2 years ago.

Your first poem? Remember?

My first poem was when I was 12. A very special lady took me to a bookstore. She bought me a journal and a thesaurus. She told me I have a lot of heart and she encouraged me to write poetry... I have been writing ever since and now have stacks of journals.

What are your writing inspirations?

Well... I think healing is my inspirations. Writing what truly lies with in... Releasing the pain... I also like to write about my passions and beautiful nature.

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

I write it all down... as fast as it come to me... I don't care about spelling.... grammar... I just write... whenever and wherever. I then re-read my jumbled words and start editing. For some reason my poetry does not feel complete without a picture to accompany. Finding or taking the perfect picture to complete a post takes just as much time as writing it – if not more.

Favorite quote?

"Fight for recovery. Fight infection. Fight to avoid complications. But don’t fight The Surgeon." -David Hamilton

“No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are possible”
- George Chakiris

"rock what you got" - superchick
"Feed the faith - Starve the doubt"

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

I started last year sometime... I love the community!!! I missed it dearly after I suffered a tragic loss.
I from time to time had helped official. I am glad to be back in a community of many talented writers.

What's your plan for your future writing?

A book someday :)
A poetry book accompanied by my photography and other talented photographers,
Closing words: Write… write from your heart. Write for healing, releasing, joy. Don’t worry what others think – write because it’s you and your passion. Never be someone else to please the world… be you and let the world be inspired by who God created you to be – a creative individual who loves to put words into poetry and prose!

Be blessed today and hope you stop by
Untitledmoments <3 ~L


Chim's World of Literature said...

one of my favorite bloggers...her words is very expressive...i can always go there when i need to take a break from my own life...

Jingle Poetry At Olive Garden said...

she has been cool o the community indeed.

Thanks for commenting, Chimnese.