Thursday, September 30, 2010

First Post: Introduction

I started this blog to share some of my poetry and other forms of writing.  People write for all different reasons but I mostly write for catharsis.  I tend to write in flashes, writing a slew of poems in just a few days, then perhaps nothing for a while.  I don't fuss over my writing much.  I just let it out, then I'm done.

Often I want to share my poems but I hesitate for one reason or another.  Obviously, poetry is personal.  It's like revealing a part of yourself that you may not even fully understand.  Also, in social situations we are mostly taught to "keep the conversation light" and not to be a "Debbie Downer" but the fact is, a lot of poetry is dark.  It comes from the subconscious and, as you probably know, it's not always unicorns and rainbows in there.  So I'm opening up the "caves of the things that have not happened yet" and letting it all out. (Any Neko Case fans out there?)

If you know me, you know me.  I'm female. I'm 26. I'm an Aries. I'm a cat person. I live in Austin, Texas.

Here's the first poem:

I See

The whole world, stop and listen
I can't keep pretending
(I'm ok)
With my eyes wide open
Through midnight dreams I see

The world that I envision
Doesn't look like heaven
But don't it look
Much better than this scene

I'm torn in two divisions
Two otherworld dimensions
Interwoven things
That I have never seen

Spinning in the tension
Still scenes of my religion
So pure and good
But lost on the human sea