I'm immersed in words today. This month, in fact. I've been reading the words of powerful women poets and authors (and a few men, too). These include lit class standards such as Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath and ee cummings, as well as others I've discovered on my own like Anais Nin and Anne Sexton. As a tribute to national poetry month, here are a few of the words that I have felt drawn to.A word is dead
When it is said,
I say it just
Begins to live
This one brings back fond memories of high school lit class!
And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
I had decided that when there was no more money in my bank account I would do it, and that morning I'd spent the last of it on the black raincoat.
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar
Never doubt or question the power of love or one woman with a shovel.
Carrie Newcomer, from her song One Woman and a Shovel
i thank You God for most this amazing
day:for the leaping greenly spirits of trees
and a blue true dream of sky; and for everything
which is natural which is infinite which is yes
What words call to you?