Thursday, September 06, 2007

(Traveling) Poetry Thursday

Although the formal Poetry Thursday project is closed, many of the "PT" poets want to continue the love. This week, 'Left-Handed Trees' posted an optional prompt from TS Eliot's "The Wasteland". "I can show you fear in a handful of dust"

I think that quote is a very apt one for a writer. Fear. I've blogged about it before, here, and here.

Writing, and especially writing poetry, is a leap of faith. You write something and place the words in a little basket at a reader's doorstep. You can't even ring the bell. No, you just have to leave and hope the reader will open the door and take your creation inside and care for it.

I don't have a poem to share this week, but do check out the poetry Thursday diaspora through the links posted on the Left-Handed Trees site.

Edited for 'oops': The Eliot line is the prompt for next week's Poetry Thursday: The Diaspora Edition. Phew. A week to work on a new poem.


  1. Your analogy is perfect. I'm always hoping that whatever I write will be "adpoted" by someone who may enjoy my work.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts this Thursday.

  2. Clearfelt post. Your words are so vivid.