I am thrilled to share Lucy Crisetig’s enchanting poem “Remembering” on this poetry Friday!
What is it that sets poetry apart from any other writing genre? While all kinds of writing, in a sense, use words to create pictures in our imaginations. Poetry can seem more like a pure art.
Along with the picture, poetry evokes emotion. At its core, it leaves you with a sense of something that touches the deepest part of you, a feeling. Sure, feelings of joy and peace can be easy to sit with. However, they could also be accompanied by a feeling of longing, which can be a little more difficult to deal with. When a poem brings on a feeling of discomfort that begins to ring through your core, you’ve been present with yourself just long enough to recognize your Self.
Poetry has a magnanimous role to play in unplugging us from our many distractions, the ones that let us get away with not feeling our feelings. Our smart phones, various social media, ads on TV, in our newsfeeds, celebrity dramas, friends’ dramas, I could go on. Feeling uncomfortable yet?
I’m grateful to have this opportunity to have unplugged myself, just enough, in order to feel and express a deep part of my Self.
Lucy just recently released a visionary fiction book called Finding Sofia. A story of empowerment and remembering for pre-teens aged 10-13 years old.
After a positive career as a graphic designer, Lucy chose to raise her children full-time. That led her to many years of volunteer work in schools with children, faculty and parents.
Upon graduating from three courses at the Institute of Children’s Literature, Lucy has been successful in a number of competitions with her short stories. The power of the imagination coming through story telling, art and design, have always been her passion.
Lucy lives with her husband, two children and their adorable cat in Ontario, Canada.
Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/darciecameronlovesyoga