Thinking about writing & The Red Dress part 2 (Poem 2019 – 7)

I cannot believe it’s almost February.  When I took a bit of a writing break in mid-December I imagined I’d get back to it at the start of January, however I still feel I haven’t got back into my rhythm, particularly with poetry.

You see, I get distracted and my focus is pulled from idea to idea, as I embark on new projects I find my committment to existing ones diminishes.  Getting my den set up and ready has given me the will to start quilting again, and I’ve been playing around with painting and making cards… all of which takes me away from writing.

I admit I’m feeling a little disheartened with waiting to hear back from various publications about poetry I’ve submitted, but also I’m finding it difficult to keep track of my submissions.  I only have a vague plan with regards writing and sometimes wonder if there is still poetry in me, or if I’ve exhausted melancholy and despair and that’s all I have.  In the meantime, enjoy part 2 of my poem The Red Dress.

The Red Dress part 2

shining lights on the window display
with eyes full of tears, I move away
from the pretty dress with its sparkle and shine
now left in the shop for another to find
someone with confidence and somewhere to go
who will dress to impress with a scarlet glow
but to me that dress will always be mine
as in my memory I sparkle and shine

copyright © 2019 Karen Horsley

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

2 thoughts on “Thinking about writing & The Red Dress part 2 (Poem 2019 – 7)

  1. I feel like January has disappeared in a blink. I get distracted a lot and struggle with focus, but to have ideas and passion and to be doing everything you are is, I think, a positive. I really do hope you hear something back from the publications soon, waiting must be excruciating. I don’t think you’ve exhausted anything, you have plenty of beautiful words left yet. Xxxx

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    1. aw you always say such lovely things ❤
      I had an email update from one press saying they were going to send out responses in March for the first poems I submitted to them. I guess at least if they're taking that long to assess all entries they are taking it seriously!
      I can't believe it's Feb already.

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