1000. Poetry is when emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost

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Everything

I want to make poems that say right out, plainly,
what I mean, that don’t go looking for the
laces of elaboration, puffed sleeves. I want to
keep close and use often words like
heavy, heart, joy, soon, and to cherish
the question mark and her bold sister
the dash. I want to write with quiet hands. I
want to write while crossing the fields that are
fresh with daisies and everlasting and the
ordinary grass. I want to make poems while thinking of
the bread of heaven and the
cup of astonishment; let them be
songs in which nothing is neglected,
not a hope, not a promise. I want to make poems
that look into the earth and the heavens
and see the unseeable. I want them to honor
both the heart of faith, and the light of the world;
the gladness that says, without any words, everything.
~Mary Oliver

He (Jesus) will be a joy and delight to you, and many will rejoice because of His birth. ~Luke 1:14  ✝

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27 thoughts on “1000. Poetry is when emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words. ~Robert Frost

    • Thanks, Staci, and you are so right about that piece being powerful. I burst into tears at the end and said to myself, “She’s writing my heart and soul, like it was hers.” She has become my favorite poet of all time. I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. Love, N 🙂 ❤

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    • I absolutely love her poetry. I burst into tears at the end of this one and said out loud to myself, “She is writing my heart and soul as if they were hers.” I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. I also liked her line about the plain speech instead of puffed sleeves. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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      • I hadn’t heard of her either until I started blogging and I’m so grateful that aonther blogger shared her. I think her writing is simply marvelous and it touches me deeply in so many ways. I have learned much from you and other bloggers about many things and I love that about our community. It’s like we become a family of people we choose. So thank you, dear Wendy. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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