The Happiness of Writing Poetry with a Friend
100 Days of Happiness – Day 25
Poetry is a lot of things. It is freedom to express, and with that freedom comes peace of mind, and with peace of mind comes happiness. The blog is titled I Rhyme Without Reason because my love for poetry is unconditional. I’ve tried to rename it before too, but nothing else has stuck, or felt as right.
Writing with friends is wonderful. I think the first time I wrote a poem by collaborating with another poet is seven years back, when I wrote with my virtual sister Callie. That ended up with a blog of our collaborative poetry. Since then, I’ve rhymed with many friends, and it is a wonderful thing too, because not only do I write, but I see them, who I love to read, write as well.
Happiness is… writing a collaborative poem with a friend. It was out of the blue that Shalini, the Tomato Girl pinged and told, “Let’s write together someday… anyday.” And we started on this idea. She’s been trapped by writer’s block, and feeling uninspired. So I suggested negative and positive alternating verses. And the poem turned out to be quite nice. I hope that block never holds her hostage again.
(© 17th October 2015)