Mental Wellness

Poetry as Therapy

Poetry is present for me whenever I need it. I sit down with pen and and it seems like the words flow out my fingers onto the page. I write what come to mind without thinking about grammar and punctuation. Expressing my feelings gives me peace. It is a tenderness I show myself.

Etching letters on paper has supported me through waning love and grief, rejoicing and celebration, and recording the beauty of nature. Each phrase is a cradle for a feeling.

Queen of Autumn

Maple Crimson Maple
Green Green Center
Delighting my Eyes
Windy Fall Chasing
Pico de Gallo Leaves
Round
to
the
Ground

–Rebecca Cuningham 10/11/20

*Pico de gallo: Salsa made from cubed tomato, onion, peppers, and cilantro leaves.

Do you use creativity to express your emotions?

It’s Manic Monday and that’s good news! Thanks for reading and commenting. -Rebecca

Red and Green Maple Tree Photo: Rebecca Cuningham