I often feel that my poems could be more “poetic” if I abandon what I want to say and just let the words perform jazz.
“Everyone wants to live in a peaceful world, but it’s necessary to understand that what destroys peace is anger and hatred. This is why the long term goal is to create inner peace within individuals, so contributing to a more compassionate humanity.” His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow … Continue reading Anger and Hatred — Silent Songs of Sonsnow
Ecotherapy reminded me of my childhood, where I was used to fields and red barns. I don’t think that life is simpler than an urban one. Yet it is closer to nature and with less manufactured things around you. It is healthier and if you strive to be one, it does help you to be a poet.
A special message is a poem and it is in our life events we sometimes find the most beautiful poetry.
On July 13th and 20th, I am facilitating a poetry workshop in Winneconne, WI. Its sponsored by the Museum of Writing Instruments and they have this interesting idea of combining poetry with calligraphy. The person in charge emailed me this: "A few people at the calligraphy session were wondering if you'll give them a subject … Continue reading Poetry is Not Intimidating
Poetry is the world through the poet’s eyes.
https://www.listennotes.com/listen/thomas-cannons-podcast-playlist-g7uhwyAHIWO/podcasts/embed/?sort_type=recent_added_first I was lucky enough to been on Timber Smith's podcast "The Kosh" He talks about all the facets of living in and around Oshkosh. This was an opportunity for me to talk about my role as the Poet Laureate of Oshkosh, the writing community and The Lakefly Writers Conference. I would love for you … Continue reading The Kosh Podcast
Just keep writing until you have expressed yourself and got out somethings you only knew subconsciously. However, then reducing the free writing into a poem distills everything into something manageable.
You can be tough and still like poetry. Because it does not need to be gentle.