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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:25 PM
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I just had a very strange experience...
I was feeling a bit down about something in my personal life...

And then I felt some words swirling around inside me, the way they do when a poem is forming...

So I wrote them down...

And presto chango!

I feel better...

Who knew?

Has this ever happened to you?



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some guy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:29 PM
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1. no. I don't write poetry.
:)

I'm glad you're feeling better, or your mood is improved.

Changing focus can be a good mood elevator, and that's what you did in shifting from your thoughts to the task of putting thoughts on paper.

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:31 PM
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3. My dear some guy!
I didn't mean necessarily through poetry!

My mood is improved, and that is a good thing...

Changing focus, huh?

OK, that helps too...

Thank you... :hug:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:30 PM
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2. I very rarely write when depressed...
in fact, I very rarely write at all.
I can't even describe the mood i'm feeling when I write.
I just know I have to.
And I do.
I wish I knew how to harness that energy more often.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:34 PM
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5. My dear Elrond Hubbard...
It is a very good thing to be able to express yourself in whatever manner you choose...

Writing comes fairly naturally to me...

I hope you'll be able to harness that energy more often too, sweetie...

It is a big relief to feel better... :hug:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:32 PM
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4. Yes, actually.
That's kinda what happened when I wrote this song. 'Twas quite strange. It's not really my usual style. It's not even in my vocal range, it's a bit high for me. It just kinda... popped out one day.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:37 PM
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6. My dear DarkTirade...
Oh, I really want to hear your song...

But when I clicked on the link, the page opened, but no song...

Help!

Sometimes things are inside us that we have no idea about...

It's a voyage of self-discovery, isn't it?

:hug:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:38 PM
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8. It's an mp3 file, if your browser doesn't want to play it
you could try right-clicking and saving it.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:41 PM
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10. I'll try that...
I've played mp3 files before, I think...

Thanks!
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:58 PM
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14. I got it to play!
It's a lovely song, and you sound great!

Wish I could sing and play the guitar...

Thank you for sharing it...

:hug:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:06 AM
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17. Glad you liked it.
It's not my usual style. :)
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:38 PM
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7. I was thinking today that I need to write...
Maybe if I just start it'll come more easily with time.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:40 PM
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9. My dear GoddessOfGuinness
I've been told the same thing...

But if I sit down to write when I'm not feeling inspired, what comes out is, frankly, crap...

So I need inspiration...

Perhaps you don't...

Try it and see!

It's good to start with something you know well...

And have some passion for!

:hug:
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:54 PM
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11. I definitely need inspiration...
but maybe if I allow myself to churn out random thoughts and meandering words, it'll get my engine going just enough for me to recalibrate the spark plugs...You know what I mean?
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:57 PM
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12. Yes, that does work!
I do that as well...

I almost let go of the conscious process...

As though someone were speaking through me...

It does take practice, but when you can get it to work...

It's fabulous!
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buzzard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-17-08 11:58 PM
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13. Well I just came across a poem my mother wrote to my youngest son about his Aunt whom I had
told him lived on the moon. I know it is not true but we had a great laugh about where his Aunt lived.

What if the sky was yellow
and grass bright blue
and tree leaves purple and
covered with dew?

What if cattle galloped and
horses just grazed
Do you think everyone
Would be amazed?

Now if one hundred was empty
and one was a crowd
and the sound of silence
was really loud


If kittens whistled
and birds just mewed
I'd think it was funny
Wouldn't you

Suppose some bright and starry night
You glance at the moon and see a sight
Kathy's stirring her tea with a silver spoon

Getting ready for bed right up on the moon.

Would you believe your eyes or not
And would you think of it quite a lot?

Or would you say quite blase
that's where whe goes at the end of the day!

love grandma



I remember my mom jotting this down one night as my now 16 year old son went to bed. He always wondered where his Aunt a teacher went at night.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:01 AM
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15. My dear buzzard!
Your mom had quite a talent!

It's a very cute poem...

I love the way the verses go together...

Thank you for sharing this inspiration!

:hug:
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:04 AM
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16. Nope.
I rely on Patron and pharmaceuticals. :9
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:08 AM
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18. My dear Dave Reynolds!
OK...whatever floats your boat!

And just what is Patron?

:P
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Dave Reynolds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:13 AM
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21. Overpriced tequila.
But smoooooth.
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UndertheOcean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:11 AM
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19. Yes , alot , thats the only way I right poetry
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:13 AM
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22. My dear UndertheOcean!
Hey, nice to see you tonight, sweetie!

This seems to be the way for me, too...

Whatever works, right?

:hug:
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FloridaJudy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:11 AM
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20. Sometimes that happens to me in dreams
When I'm feeling really down about something going on in my life, I'll get a message in a dream that puts a new perspective on it. My subconscious? A post-it note from the Universe? A Higher Power? Incipient schizophrenia?

Once the message was to stop worrying about it for a while, and start making a quilt instead. That turned out to be just what I needed to do at the time.

I wish I were musically or poetically inclined, though.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:15 AM
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23. My dear FloridaJudy!
I wish my dreams would do that!

Oh, nooooooooo...

That would be too damn useful!

I'll tell you...being poetically inclined is not always fun...

Not when it's your problems that are driving you to it, anyhow...

Sometimes I do write joyful poetry...

That's a lot of fun!

:pals:
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:21 AM
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24. often
i've found that putting my stuff down on paper is sometimes the only way to get rid of it or deal with it.

i'm glad you had that tonight, peggy :)

:hug:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:24 AM
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25. My dear kagehime!
Thank you, sweetie...

I'm glad too...

I've written down my emotions many times...

But I've never had my feelings improve by doing so...

Maybe I was ready for this...

:hug:
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fizzgig Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:31 AM
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27. sounds like you were
i'm so glad you found that

:hug:
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Adsos Letter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:30 AM
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26. Daily journaling...
it's good for the soul...forces one to attempt to clarify feelings and thoughts...

Your voice is in "poetry" Peggy; my youngest daughter's is in music, and she is proficient in singing, composition and piano.

I saw this work with her not too long ago...she had a breakup with a boy friend over the phone which was quite emotional. She raced to the baby-grand and let loose with about 15 minutes of beautiful classical sound, pouring her emotions into that.

When she got up she felt much better.

People express themselves in many different languages...

I'm glad your poetry class and experience are proving so positive!

:) :hi:
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-18-08 12:39 AM
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28. My dear adsosletter...
Good for your daughter!

These creative outlets can literally save our sanity...

Yeah, the poetry class has added much to my life!

Thank you...

:hug:
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