Hi guys…..I am on a campaign to publish some poems my husband wrote to me almost 28years ago….yes people the courting poems. Now in thinking about I realised that I am prejudiced. When I think of someone who is artistic I think about artist or as the markets have shown me those who can create amazing things with their hands. Things for the kitchen like mittens aprons, handmade soaps etc.
But I never thought about poetry as Artistic until I started transcribing my husband’s deep romantic poems into an ebook. It takes a special type of writing skill to be able to express yourself romantically in the form of a poem. As with all the creative mediums, poetry is another way to release the pented up emotions that are riding you.
As I read the poems after all these years and while transcribing them over into an ebook I saw the creative dexterity it took to write poems where while you read you feel what the person is feeling and the torment, joy or sadness they were experiencing when they wrote the particular poem.
So what exactly is the definition of poetry? It’s defined as: Ideas given intensity by the use of a distinctive style and rhythm; poems collectively or as a genre of literature.
So my husband had a rhythm and it was based on what he was experiencing with me (I guess I was giving him a hard time) during his period of trying to gain my affections.
It’s the same with Art. You’re in a type of rhtyhm when you’re painting and it’s all based on your emotions at the time. Okkkk….I know you’re curious…..So what’s the story?
Well my husband was my best friend but I didn’t see him or even thought about marriage. In fact I was eyeing some other guys and telling him about them….I mean he was my best friend and who else would I confide in? Not knowing that he was serious about me. Eventually I realised how amazing he was and what a great husband he would make…
So WHALA!!!!! That conversation came up….the big M word…and so we decided to get hitched and we’ve been together 28years outside of the 2 years we went around before we got married. So 30 years in total, with four great kids….a boy 27 and 3 girls 26, 24 and 23.
Yes I had a child every year for 5 years so some people don’t recognise me, not pregnant. Lol and my husband and I run a business together. In reading his poems from those days I saw the turmoil and pain he was experiencing through that time of wanting but not being able to have.
I felt a little guilty, but that is a part of life and loving but my realisation was how emotional the poems were.
I will be offering them on this site as soon as I figure out how to publish it properly because they are good and I want him to feel proud of them despite the memories they bring back although we can laugh about them now.
Time heals all and thank God for these different outlets that allows us to vent and at the same time create.
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