Name: Hannah Gosselin
Location: Maine, USA
Blog: Metaphors and Smiles
How do you know Cara? Cara and I have crossed paths in the poem-ing magic of Poetic Asides @ The Writer’s Digest blog and more recently we’ve met up in the NaHaiWriMo (National Haiku Writing Month), on a facebook page.
How long have you been writing poetry? I’ve been writing poetry almost perpetually since April 2009 and I dabbled in it as a child writing cards and in high school, too.
What kind of poetry do you write? I enjoy writing of nature and I like to bring in elements of spirituality. 🙂
Please share a poem:
Recently offered @ the PAD challenge:
Slow-stolen morning moments,
swindled before the creeping sun,
some early time spent climbing,
scaling the paleness of my skin.
Dredging with a bottom-net
I set about to word gather,
rather I should find creepers;
green verbs mixed amid growth.
Drawing my attention instead
a spider moves along smoothly
lilting, long-legged on length of wall,
stalling, stringing out fine silk
it finds gumption and plunges
easily to vacant, wide-open spaces.
In a free fall, faith binding
riding it out, hoping for a bottom,
trusting that thread won’t wear
or come to an end before its destination.
My heart is hesitant and needy,
hungry for this kind of strength.
When I feel the farthest from myself
from my source that I should be ready,
willing to bungee jump into the abyss
permit the search to go deeper,
descend on His design
looking for the “something inside.”
© Hannah Gosselin and Metaphors and Smiles, 2012.
Thank you, Cara, for this gracious sharing in your poetic life!! Smiles to everyone!