A fewweeks ago, Marisa asked me to share a love story that's very dear to
me. No, it's not some fairytale-esque story about how I met the most
romantic guy in all the land. Rather, it's a story about my current
greatest love and passion - writing poetry. Writing and I go way back.
I think it was third grade when we met. I thought he was really cute,
and he always caught me longingly staring at him from across the room.
I don't think he minded though. When I wrote my first story for
spelling class was when the two of us really hit it off. Upon
completing an odd, dreamy story about a parrot with a headache
(seriously), I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him.
Now, I've made the transition to writing poetry, and have been doing
it for a few years, trying to better my technique and find my voice as
a writer. I can think of few better feelings than those that come to
me upon finishing a poem that expresses something that's been dancing
on the tip of my brain for days or even weeks. Writing something that
I'm really proud of is rare, but when I do, what I feel is something
beautiful, maybe even something akin to love.
Marisa asked that I share something I've written, and I'm pretty
squeamish about it. But, I figured I would share something I've been
working on lately, that isn't quite finished. I hope you enjoy it, and
I would love to hear about all of your love stories, too!
A Response to I carry your heart with me (I carry it in
my heart) by E.E. Cummings
I do not want to be carried around
in your heart like sentimental
pocket change or ventricle lint. Instead,
I want to be woven into your hair,
like the smoky fingertips
of a midnight bonfire,
to creep across your shoulder peaks
the way wild wisteria nosily explores
an open window shudder.
I want to perch like a chickadee in your nest
of hair, learning the world from your height
and eating the inchworms that ail you.
When I first read Nicole's poem all I thought was, "how incredibly fitting of a piece"...it is darling, witty, and brilliant just like she is. I know for myself, it's so hard to put yourself out there like that, as anything you've created is a small piece of your heart. So thanks so much Nicole for sharing one of your pieces with us here today. If you haven't yet had a peek at Nicole's blog, Coco Maria. You'll most definitely want to:)