LIFE IS AN ART
When my life starts to feel hard, to bore me, or I experience drama from either my own life or the lives of those around me, I can be sure that I have forgotten that life is an art. I am a creator and life is an art. When I am feeling uninspired and not knowing where to go next, I know it’s time to create something.
It can be a drawing, you can sew something, cook something special, dress up, paint, write poetry, write in a journal… There are so many techniques you can pull out. Turn the drudgery into fun and joy. Yes, it is possible.
One of the easiest things that you can do, and very effective, is to pull out a journal and write some POETRY. I’m going to share a few ways you can transform your life through the written word.
Create art with words.
Not a poet? No worries, it doesn’t have to rhyme, it doesn’t have to be shared (unless you want to.) Start with the first thing that comes to mind, write it down and then allow the words to flow. Think of the words as paint on paper and create a masterpiece for yourself. The #1 thing is to have fun with it. Here are two fun forms of poetry:
1. Try an ACROSTIC~
An acrostic poem is a type of poetry where the first, last or other letters in a line spell out a particular word or phrase.
2. Try a HAIKU~
A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables
Each line has a set number of syllables see below:
Line 1 – 5 syllables
Line 2 – 7 syllables
Line 3 – 5 syllables
awaken, my friend
i bring consciousness and true
You can use poetry to process emotions both joyful and painful. Here is a poem I wrote when I was going through my divorce, it is just a string of Haiku to create a longer poem:
if it weren’t for change
shrouded in the highs and depths
i would cease to breathe.
if it weren’t for you
and your roller coaster of
i would cease to live,
as you know me to exist…
twirling down the drain.
You can also make up your own form of poetry. Just string words together. They don’t even have to make sense. Play around with the sounds and rhyming words. Play around with meanings. Study the dictionary and thesaurus (word play is fun.)
Try using a photo as a PROMPT~
My challenge to you, use this photo as a prompt and create something!
a plight to behold
frought with silence and wonder
beauty in struggle
I would LOVE for you to share your poetry with me! Please leave a comment below and share something you’ve written.