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

All Powerful

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“My  god is all gods in one. When I see a beautiful sunset, I worship the god of Nature; when I see a hidden action brought to light, I worship the god of Truth; when I see a bad man punished and a good man go free, I worship the god of Justice; when I see a penitent forgiven, I worship the god of Mercy.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poet who lived from 1892 to 1950. She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1923 for her poetry. And later in life won the Robert Frost Medal.


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