Poetic Medicine

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – My Dearest Book, I Wrote You a Poem
Weekend Mini-challenge:  Write a new poem dedicated to a novel or a poetry collection
you love.  (131 words or fewer)

Thank you for giving my silence
words, for helping me explore
marriage, longing, pain and love
between parents and children.

You bring me the excitement
and peace of wild things. I dote
on your quotes, advice, and variety
of poets expressing themselves.

Your exercises provide me
with work, interaction,
and knowledge. You do heed
your title by healing.

(Poetic Medicine, The Healing Art of Poem-Making by John Fox)


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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10 Responses to Poetic Medicine

  1. Vivian Zems says:

    A lovely ode 🙂


  2. Sherry Marr says:

    Cool, a book about writing!


  3. A poem about a book that shares the works and thoughts of other poets. Like Sherry said, “Cool”!

    Writing (and the work that goes into writing) is such a soothing force. Things have been looking grim these last couple weeks–the storms, the politics, the seemingly universal hurt–it is good to be able to hold on the small wonderful things that help us survive the storms.


  4. Amrit Sinha says:

    Books are the greatest companion one can have 🙂

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