What Poetry Means to Me


via What Poetry Means to MeWhat a wonderful piece of writing. 

Abbie Johnson Taylor sent this link to me, and I also so it reblogged on Lynda McKinney’s blog called Scan.

Alice You did a beautiful job of speaking through your writing about what poetry means to you.

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful talent with the world.



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9 Responses to What Poetry Means to Me

  1. Patty, thank you for re-blogging this and for challenging me to write a similar piece. If you hadn’t, I would not have queried our other group, of which Alice is a member, and she wouldn’t have been inspired to post this. I’ll send you my piece as soon as you’re ready to receive submissions again.


    • Patty says:

      Excited to see what you came up with.

      Liked by 1 person

      • Okay, will send it next week if you’re ready to receive submissions by then.


      • Patty says:

        Should be ready by Monday if nothing unforeseen happens between now and then.

        The only problem I’m having at the moment is an extreme flair up of arthritis.

        I’m hopeful to get rid of this tomorrow.

        I’m better than I was but I’m noticing that as the temp is dropping my hands are stiffening back up.

        A real drag when one types for a living.

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      • Oh dear, if it isn’t one thing, it’s something else, isn’t it? I hope that clears up.


      • Patty says:

        I seem to be through the worst of it.

        What was in my favor was that I didn’t take the issue lying down.

        I kept moving, pushed through the pain of it and went on my walks etc.

        I took long soaks, and did my hand therapy.

        Even kept typing even though it was a bit painful.

        The secret to fighting arthritis is movement.

        Movement helps increase the fluids in our joints. When people stop moving because of the pain is when they run into serious trouble, but many do and then they find their problems increasing.

        My doctor told me once that if I weren’t as active as I am I’d be in much worse shape.

        I cannot stand to be inactive, so it’s unlikely to happen.

        Of course I take some medication too but very little compared to others and I aim to keep it that way.

        In fact, now I’m older I take less than ever.

        Strange, because most take more.

        Maybe I should write a poem about this.


        I might think about it, of course I’m still trying to think of a poem about oat meal.


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      • Good for you. I’m glad you’re doing better. It might help you to write a poem about your arthritis. Good luck.


      • Patty says:

        Have to give that some thought.

        Liked by 1 person

    • Patty says:

      You’re very welcome I’m glad it helped.

      Liked by 1 person

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