Sunday, November 12, 2017

2017 November Chapbook Challenge: Day 12/ Writer's Digest Poetics Aside -- Poets United


Like the Caterpillar, I have Transformed

the caterpillar transforms                      from the little worm-like          creature

crawling across the garden floor           to the fantastic flying creature     with beautiful wings

as a butterfly                                        he dances and flits                   for all to see

settling on flowers                                drinking nectar                         like the caterpillar

i have transformed                               from the young woman            i was

to become                                            the woman                               i am

i have proven to myself                        by doing                                   it is not necessary

for you to speak for me                        i am in the studio each day       creating

the first hour spent writing                   the rest of the day                     i am painting

i can say without hesitation                   is am an artist                           i know my worth

all day spent problem-solving               finding answers                        expressing my truth

November 12, 2017                           

                                               



10 comments:

  1. We all transform whether a butterfly or not. If we are comfortable with out 'truth' - then that is okay.
    Anna :o]

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  2. You know who you are, and you celebrate your being. Wonderful!

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  3. The finest of days are those spent creating, and expressing one's truth. Loved this, Annell.

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  4. We metamorph each day... just like that caterpillar... but deep inside we are the same.

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  5. Becoming who we truly are and then knowing deep in our bones is the essence of a creative life....well said!

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  6. Knowing ourselves is what truly matters and is the essence of transformation

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  7. You have described your transformation well. And what a wonderful transformation it seems to be. You are an artist..expressing your truth in words and paints. You are a very gifted woman!

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  8. I agree with Mary, you are a very gifted woman.

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  9. Stunning! Stirring! When a woman's innate gifts, her life experiences and her passages come together and, ultimately, lead her to finding and embracing her talents and creating - there is nothing more glorious. I loved this!

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  10. To know one's worth is the most wonderful self discovery, a transformation indeed into a very confident being, a higher self.

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