There has been a beautiful movement that some of my blogging pals have taken. Can it be called a metamorphosis in the public sphere ? I think these folks have always like to write, and blogging is their outlet. But blogging has given them a venue in which to be comfortable in their writings - to create their voices. And now they have moved on to what they love to do ~ they now have blogs for their creative works, not just a forum for "chatting".Two bloggers that I have recently seen make this move are two blog pals ( and there are so many others, that I am am sure of): DeathSweep's newest blog, as well as Crusty's. My cousin Jason's has potential for where his work is going.
I remember loving words from an early age. I remember my first pen that I got at school, in grade 4 ( yeeeeaaaaa - didn't have to use a pencil) and a blank notebook. I was going to write a novel. It never went that far. But over the years, besides writing for work and school, I have created copious amount of writing for fun and because it tickles my brain.I misplaced my love of creative writing for a long time. I think that blogging is bringing it back again and I am enjoying it - using words for fun, not because I have to be precise in X number of words within a business case.
I've not done the novel. My love, early on, quickly became poetry - I love the shortness and the need to distill a large idea in a word or two. I wrote a lot of poetry - in French and English in high school. I'm sure I have some of it here, somewhere in a box.
I just had a funny idea I should host a "salon" or"coffee house - circa 16/17/18 century" type blog ~ host the creativity of the blogsphere that I choose to highlight...poetry and pose (hmmm scientific would be kwel too).
Gotta think on that a bit more. Call me Marie Antoinette. Hmmmm... "Salon hosted by 'Mme. Parlant-aux-Navets'."
Here is something I wrote last year.... think of the sky on a cold northern night....
Spiraling, spiraling up
The blank of all things
Diamonds of another age
It is peace and it is joy