Today is my birthday… my blogging birthday. A year ago today, I posted my first few thoughts and now we are here together. I’m surprised I made it.
Happy Birthday to all our secret thoughts!
I wish I could shower you with gifts and watch your eyes light up, but I have no presents to offer today. Instead, allow me to reminisce for a moment… I wrote a heck of a lot of poetry over the last year, did collaborations with amazing writers, ventured into poetry recording and even had a few poems officially published. I never thought I would do any of that. What I’m most surprised about is that I haven’t bailed (shut this page down) yet.
Thanks so much to you, for following me and reading my words. You have encouraged me countless times and many of you have pushed me to try new forms, styles, approaches etc and stretch myself creatively. I am incredibly grateful. I’ll try and write something magical again real soon.
Ok, I lied… I have a few little pressies for you. Let the poetry party begin! Excuse the cheesiness and just come with me for a few minutes… and maybe a few more after that
Poetry Community (possibly the cheesiest poem ever written)
Connected to you
Makes writing feel true
We read and share
Without a care
We join in heart
Though miles apart
Your creative fire
Lifts my life higher
Dear Poets, it’s true
I really love you!
Two Truths and A Lie
a) I have tattoos
b) My poet crush is John Keats
c) I feel naked if I’m not wearing an anklet
I feel so privileged to have stumbled my way into your world.
You draw me in and you set me free with your eloquent prose.
How do you do that so easily? Do you cast a spell on every word?
I believe you must, because I am held captive until I have examined every stroke.
You undo me with every new phrase and my emotions haemorrhage within my chest.
What greater privilege is there than to share your created world?
Two Lies and A Truth
d) I Hate Kimchi
e) My favourite flower is the Sunflower
f) I am from New Zealand
I have absolutely no idea what my writing future holds. I have no plans and I’m OK with that. What I do know is that I’ll probably keep sharing secret thoughts (both the true and imagined) until it’s no longer enjoyable for me. I’m really focusing on the joy factor right now 😊 How amazing it is to be able to create something from just a few inspired thoughts.
Love Secrets (aka Bree) 🦊💜
My Lies: a, d and f