A Happy or Sad Poet

That is an interesting thought to ponder… a happy poet.  I do feel I tend to write better poems when I am dealing with an open wound so to speak.  My hurt and pain seem to bleed right onto the page.  But when it is a happy day, it seems harder to produce a sunshine and roses poem that doesn’t seem forced.

I have had my share of pain in the past and as I age there is definitely more loss in my life.  These all carry strong emotions and are easier to get on paper.  Having dealt with depression for many years, I find the joys just aren’t as high as the lows are deep.

So maybe there is a little truth to this quote.  What do you think, can you be a happy poet?


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – oxymoron

7 thoughts on “A Happy or Sad Poet”

  1. There’s a saying in my language that one can write poetry only when the heart is broken. Your words just give that adage strength.

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