Day 07 :: 30 Poems in 30 Days April 2016

Something, April 7, 2017, 30 poems in 30 days

Something, April 7, 2017, 30 poems in 30 days

April 7, 2016, Something
For a long time I sat and wrote, trying very hard to produce a poem. I was struggling to get into the poetry frame of mind. What happened was that I wrote eight pages of self-actualization of explaining things to myself. It was all very enlightening but much too personal.

In the midst of this angst I realized something. When I began my art career, I made a decision to not make my art about my own broken emotions. I told myself that I would not use my art as a way to express myself. I had a vision of a greater goal than my emotional state. In the process of pulling my emotions out of my art, I wondered if others were not able to connect to my work. Was it too impersonal? So I began to infuse myself into my work in hopes of making a connection with my appreciators.

This is what happened today. I saw myself writing from this personal point of view. I was trying to show my humanity. But I realized my connection is not that I make myself vulnerable and show my hardships with you. I am bringing you art that is meant to inspire and encourage. It is my hope that it enlightens you. It was never about me but what I could give to you. So I regrouped and wrote this visual poem for you.

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One Response to Day 07 :: 30 Poems in 30 Days April 2016

  1. Michiel Carlier says:

    P30X Day 7

    ’Something’, a visual poem, gives me the idea of the shape of a heart with little circles around it. I think it could mean that it is not always easy to put something into words. Our emotions sometimes are expressed better without words. When we don’t seem to be able to find words when we want to, we have art to express ourselves. There is a message in this poem that reaches me. Thank you Stephanie for this poem. And good job on fixing your website.

    ‘Something’ and this song ‘This Means Something’ fit together very well:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_dxcdV7Y6w

    Michiel