Simply Serene

A reminder of the many reasons why we share our sentiments with ink and pen.
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How enchanting are the lines
that line each of these pages.
In them are sages
filled with wisdom, fire,
candor, ire,
affection, reflection
and so much more.

How liberating are the pens 
that ink these narratives.
Interrogatives and declaratives
that insist, inquire,
challenge and require
contemplation of what
we hold to be true.

How powerful are the thoughts
that precede these conclusions.
Dismantling illusions,
unsettling delusions
that should not be 
accepted nor etched
into the minds of societies.

How rewarding are the efforts
grounded in serenity
embracing the affinity
for capturing the heart
with the essence of art.
Words that sing our most 
beautiful songs.


11 thoughts on “Simply Serene

    1. Thank you, Erica! This happy place both compels and challenges me to stretch my literary muscles. I find poetry to be a medium conducive to deepening my imagination – and I LOVE wordplay! Thank you so much for your feedback ☺️


  1. Carla,
    Your poem is fabulous. I love the internal rhyme, the repetition of “How” and its declarations, the celebration of art and wisdom w/in our blogging community. I loved meeting you and hearing your voice and finding a kindred spirit in our writing philosophies this morning via Zoom.

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    1. This was so fun to write – and I felt pushed in the best of ways to be unrestricted in my thinking! I wanted to do something different, but I felt compelled to capture my feelings for writing in its art and as you noted, with the community in mind. This morning’s Zoom was just the icing on the cake. I felt like it brought my sentiments full circle.

      It was such a pleasure to dialogue with all of you! The like-mindedness felt ethereal. It is a treasure I won’t soon forget. Thank you so much for sharing. Kindred, indeed!

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    1. Please note that I am officially floating in the clouds on that remark! #sigh I so miss the immediate feedback that we get on our writing here. I often question how come I don’t do better about writing more often.

      Nevertheless, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Try, I will. Thank you so much for reading, Book Dragon. Your affirmations reach farther than you will ever know…


  2. Carla, you are a gem! I think you could sing this poem, and I would love to hear it. You said something about how you are inspired to write by all the other blog posts your read this month, and this poem seems to pay tribute to all those writings. It is beautiful, and the rhyming is magical. It was great to see you this morning at the meet up!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Denise. It is one of my new favorites (smile).

      I think the tribute is most befitting. This body of writers is effectively enchanting. Being a part of this community is an exceptional experience. It was great seeing you, too! Your feedback is wonderfully appreciated.


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