#31 poems

This month I’ve been hosting a poetry challenge on my main website. I shared the first seven poems here on this blog, and you can read the whole series at jordanelisheva.com

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I love your way with words

Every day in October, I’m sharing poetry-writing inspiration, exercises, and prompts on jordanelisheva.com for the #31poems challenge. This is the poem I wrote in response to today’s prompt:

I love your way with words.

I love the way you see the world
and see to share your view,
recording word-pictures —
your mind’s eye your camera lens.

I love how you seek out the beautiful
without denying the existence of the ugly;
how you recognize that the splendor of light
is seen best in stark contrast to darkness.

I love how you write your own story
without trying to control the narrative;
simply recording the plot twists
as a way to celebrate triumph over conflict.

I love the way you use your words to heal
and encourage and strengthen,
using your gift to bless others…
using it to bless me.

I love your way with words

For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this poem, visit today’s #31poems post.

chores

Every day in October, I’m sharing poetry-writing inspiration, exercises, and prompts on jordanelisheva.com for the #31poems challenge. This is the poem I wrote in response to today’s prompt:

Necessary evils?
Whether hard labor or mundane tasks,
chores will always be there.
Necessary, yes, but must they be seen as evil?

Why not chose to enjoy them?

Back breaking hard labor
can become a workout —
and you don’t have to pay for a gym membership.

Mundane, mindless tasks
give you an opportunity to think —
freedom to daydream without worrying that you’re wasting time.

 

For a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this poem, visit today’s #31poems post.

what I’ve been up to

yes…this blog seems to be dying a slow death

but there is a cycle to life

death comes…but so does new birth

I’ve taken what I’ve learned from this blog and poured it into something new!

something better

the new blog is still in its infancy

but it is already showing much promise!

you’re invited to visit the new baby

if any of these titles intrigue you, please click over…

Case Study: Moonlight Dress

How to Become an Artisan

The Divine Miracle of Creation

Bravely Face the Silence

Become a Master of the Thread

little known fact about me…

I’ve been blogging for over a decade.
That may not seem like much until
you realize that means I started blogging as a preteen.

That blog is still on the internet somewhere…
{no, I’m not going to link to it here}

After that blog
came another
and another
and another.
Then there was this blog.

I’m not referring to individual blog posts
I’m saying I’ve had four completely different blog webpages
before this one.

Having started them throughout
my preteen and teen years,
I quickly outgrew them.

I’ve almost outgrown this one.
So, predictably,
I started a new one.
New content every Monday.

Maybe I’ll write for both
for awhile,
but I don’t know how long that will last.

I may let jordannewhouse.wordpress.com
become dormant.

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