Archive | April 2010

Solitude and Company

Solitude to think and write
Company to share and laugh out loud!

Solitude
The blessed morn
The world sleeps
ItÂ’s just me and my thoughts

Company
Sharing, laughing, hugging, crying
Without it dying

Solitude
Feeds the soul
I hear myself think
I can ask questions
Look for answers

Company
My joy in life
Gives me energy
Each and every time

Solitude
Necessary for my sanity
And peace within

Company
Essential in life
Social beings we are

Solitude
I crave you from time to time

Company
I need you to feel all right!

Lida Berghuis
April 10th, 2010

Welcome to my poetry blog!

Hello everyone! A dear friend of mine suggested I start a poetry blog, and since I love to write and have a stash of poems that I have written in the past seven years, I decided to do so.

It may be interesting to note that I did not write poetry until 7 or 8 years ago. I’ve always appreciated poetry, but it wasn’t until I started reading the translated poetry of Rumi and Tahirih that I even considered writing poems. I didn’t think it was my strength or that I would be any good. I love to write, but keeping journals had been my hobby up to this point. Nevertheless, when I wrote the first poem, it was as if a flood- gate had been opened. They kept coming and coming and there was no stopping them. A few supportive friends encouraged me to keep writing. Insecure and unsure, I continued to write. I couldn’t have stopped anyway, but their encouragement meant a lot to me. Over the last seven years, I’ve written poems in my notebooks, on the computer, while at coffee shops, when traveling, etc. etc. I’m very happy to share some of my favorite poems with you in this blog. I’m glad that you have joined me on this journey. Your feedback will be very helpful for me, so please don’t hesitate to comment.

Until next time,

Lida