Are you a poet? If you write poetry, then yes, you are. You don’t have to be publish or even share your creations. Keep them close to your heart if that’s what is needed in your life. Release them into the world like a flock of doves or a bunch of balloons when you are ready to share your visions with the world.
Poetry is painting with words, just as music is painting with sounds. Perception is subjective and one person’s viewpoint can radically differ from that of another. Poems add an extra layer, telling the reader that there are alternate ways of thinking about a place, situation, or a state of mind.
The world looks distinctly different depending on what time of day you are out. I’m a morning person now, but I’ve done my time as a night owl. I enjoy running or biking early and late. The morning quiet is not the same as evening quiet. Untitled Sun on the horizon breaks The birth of a day As the world awakes Birds stir Middle of the day Lifetime a world away Brightness blinds Unless clouds hide Blue sky Life slows Darkness grows A shroud of stars Drawn over the earth Sleep until the dawn calls A new rebirth
So, keep writing, share when you want to, and look at the world like no one else can.
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Leon Stevens is a composer, artist, and author of three books (so far): Lines by Leon: Poems, Prose, and Pictures, The Knot at the End of the Rope and Other Short Stories, and Journeys: Eight Original Pieces for Classical Guitar