See the World in a Poem

Day 14 NaPoWriMo. Today is for poetry lovers and who doesn’t love their poets more than Scotland. Here is the stamp from my ‘remember postcard’ on a trip to Scotland. Because it is the most generic of UK stamps, I included the post mark.

If you Google Scottish Poets, more than 50 photos pop up. Of course, we all know Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.

In Edinburgh, I got to see the “Poetry for the Palace – Poet Laureate from Dryden to Duffy” exhibit at the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Liz Lochhead was there. She signed her book for me.

I submitted my poem “Eddie” (about Edinburgh) to the Scottish Poetry Library. They accepted it and added it to their archive. Yah me!

See the World in a Poem

A book’s worth of something said
fitting on a single page,
half the width of a page.

Experiences expressed
Dreams shared
in a visceral, envisioned way.

Poetry is meant to be eaten
ingested and wondered upon,
felt in the heart and in the gut.

Poetry is a magic carpet
whisking us away
in a swirl
to a place, time, and freeze frame,
a new frame,
a different way of seeing.

How else
but in poetry
can we see, hear, feel, touch
and taste
a world,
run countless paths,
live as many lives
as our eyes and ears will carry us to.

See the World
in a poem.
Dawn at the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh, Scotland

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to make our world a positive place. She believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her pen-name is CreatetheDawn. Follow Dawn's work on this blog and in her books to help fill your world with wit, wisdom, and wonder.
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