Friday, February 25, 2011

Poetry - Who Knew??

I have decided to make an adjustment to my writing direction. It is such a daunting task to get my ideas on paper. I have ideas for books, but they never seem to add up to enough for a whole book. Besides that I cannot seem to get the ideas from my head to paper in any sort of logical manner!!

My writing group sends emails everyday about publishers who are looking for items to print. It is unbelievable how many of the publishers are looking for poetry. So, I am going to write some poetry, even though I am not very poetic!!!

I am going to try to take a single idea and write about it in some form of poetry.  This will get the idea on paper and willl allow me to write something that could maybe be used some day. I love words and playing with them to get a certain meaning. So, maybe this has been what I am supposed to do in order to get started. Maybe I am just slow to figure out God's nudgings!! Poetry is so far from what I ever envisioned writing. 

So wish me luck and stay tuned to see what develops. 
Beth -+--


  1. I love the "Who Knew??" part of this. That applies to so much of life and the direction you think you'll be heading in versus the direction you end up going.
    God's been nudging me a lot lately, too. I pray we both listen well!
    Enjoy the poetry!

  2. Thanks Gabriele. I was just talking about you today. One of our quilters (Laura Jean) was in town and I got to spend the afternoon with her. She was asking about you. Several of the ladies are excited about adding Thursday to our retreat!!! God bless you!

  3. I love the 'stretching' in you. The 'listening' in you. Sometimes God's voice is not heard easily. I'm so glad you are listening. Because I SEE God in the work of your hands; I HEAR God in the words of your heart.
    You bless.
    I'm thankful.