Sep 20, 2007

Light Love

is right here,
all around me.
a conversation with a good friend reminded me of that tonight.
this post is dedicated to all the inspiring people in my life who are "on the verge of...something big" as my friend put it.
you all continue to amaze me in ways you may never know.
I cry when I think about how incredible life can be. if I let it. even with the shit.
and that's beautiful.

shukran suheir for kicking my ass into unleashing the real poet. not the one I came as, but the one I was holding back. the one i'm becoming. and believe me, I am dressing for life.


Blogger Mes Deaux Cents said...


For me the writing is a compulsion and even so it's so hard to bare feelings in a poem. And it's really hard to then reveal that work and those feelings to the world.

I recently posted a couple of my poems and it was agonizing just hitting the post button. Thankfully I had a few positive comments which releaved my anxiety a bit.

So just keep writing, even when its's scary to do so.And I guess this translates to being who we are as people, it's hard to really be yourself and then push the post button and present yourself to the world, but it's worth it.

Thanks for your post.

9:27 AM  
Blogger birdapres said...

Word yourself...and likely on the verge of many big things.

7:50 PM  
Blogger Mes Deaux Cents said...

Hi P.Q.,
Sorry I didn't see a email address, would you mind reading something I wrote and let me know what you think? I'm really kind of new to writing and I'd like to know your thoughts about it.
here is the link;


12:30 AM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

thanks birdapres. :)
mes deaux cents, i'm actually away right now, but as soon as i get a sec i will most definitely look it over. look forward to it.

10:43 AM  
Blogger Laura Luna said...

yes life is beautiful..even with all the shit...thx for reminding me of that..i needed it today

6:09 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

thanks for your comment laura luna.

12:19 PM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

mes deaux cents,
in your earlier comment you said "it's so hard to bare feelings in a poem". and i wanted to respond to that by saying that i FULLY feel you. it's really difficult to reveal the most intense, personal, painful, or really any kind of emotion to readers. it's scary as shit.

it's so so crucial as a poet to do exactly that. to not just *talk about feelings* but to really *show* them. that's something i've been working real hard on. it's difficult but it's important cuz i want readers to feel. i want to be present in my poem. i want that feeling to be genuine and not just wordplay. but i also fear putting myself out there. mainly because i think i fear dealing with my own emotions. seeing them on paper like that makes everything that much more real.

but when i think of my favorite writers they are the ones that made me feel for real. they let me in to feel something they'd felt. and nothing is more beautiful than that for me.

i just commented on your beautiful poem. and if you want further discussion around this stuff i'd be down.

12:33 PM  
Blogger margaret said...

I just love Suheir too. Her writing is so powerful.

3:06 AM  
Blogger pomegranate queen said...

couldn't agree with you more margaret.

12:36 AM  
Blogger Abdul-Halim V. said...

Thanks, I really like that Suheir piece. I hadn't heard it before.

3:12 PM  

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