Sunday, September 6, 2009

Throughout Me

Hi =) To readers from my other blog & new readers alike. I guess this is kind of like a mission statement LOL.

My Simple Little Pleasures is my happy place. And while writing makes me happy, sometimes - ofttimes - it seems like I do my best poetry when I'm sad, or angry, or lonely. So, while I'm not going to call this my sad place, or anything quite so dramatic, it's going to have a little bit of a different vibe that MSLP. I feel like I'm in a better place that I was a few years ago, I just regret that my writing seems to have suffered for it somewhat. I don't want to fall into the stereotype of a maudlin writer, someone who needs to suffer for their art or be in pain to be creative.

So, I hope that having the "obligation" to post will encourage me to write more - much as my obligation to MSLP got me to take better care of my nails. I'm honestly not sure that it will work out that way. I have no clue right now how often I'll be posting. I do have some old stuff that I may expose to the light of day, but a lot of what I find myself doing lately is just jotting down a quick 2 lines of verse that may pop into my head, without ever going back & making something more complete out of it.

This is also going to be home, in addition to my poetry, to some of my artwork. Possibly other things as time goes on - I guess anything that I don't think fits on My Simple Little Pleasures.

I don't know what else to say for this introduction. These things are more of my life's simple pleasures, that for one reason or another I just don't quite feel fit on my original blog. So I guess this is kind of an extension of my first blog. If you plan on hanging around, I hope you enjoy =)

I'll end this first post with a poem, just to get over the emotional hurdle of sharing my work. This isn't my first poem, but it is old ... I don't know how old, but I find it scribbled in notebook margins from years & years ago. It's almost a kind of mantra. A reminder. And now, in a way, the inspiration for this blog:

I can't see
Throughout me
What I need
To be
To become
What I must
I don't trust

Thanks for reading.



  1. Very interesting mantra. I also used to write when I was lonely, sad or angry. I don't ever remember writing a happy poem. I can't even think where they are. I remember reading some from when I was a teenager and they sound so naive now. I was also angry so much of the time. They seem ridiculous now. I hope I didn't lose them. Look forward to reading more.

  2. LUCY - whenever I've tried writing happy poems, I've ended up with disastrous results, which is so frustrating.


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