Poetry and Prose – About

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1 of 3 Creative Writing September 2016 Session One - Photograph by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

1 of 3 Mind Australia Creative Writing Group and facilitated by Judy Bird – September 2016 Session One – I’m just about ready to start writing and thought to take a quick snap shot for my blog.  Photograph by Karen Robinson NB All images are protected by copyright laws

 

 

INTRODUCTION

The writing of poetry and prose was not something I had done in my life until I became a participant in a Creative Writing for Carers group with Mind Australia in 2015 and early 2016.  The facilitator, Judy Bird, had us engaging in creative writing tasks as a way of being able to express feelings, thoughts and emotions about our daily lives.  Over time, these creative writing sessions have become an important form of self-care for me.  I learned that putting aside time for such things as creative writing had an exponentially positive impact on my daily life.

Please click on the dates here for 201520162017 to read some of the poetry and prose that I have written to date.  I am planning to write many more as the inspiration arises, and share within my weblog, in the hope of encouraging others to take up the writing of poetry and prose as a way of being able to reflect on one’s daily life.  It has helped me, and still helps me, with my sense of well-being as I find it de-clutters my mind and makes way for things in my life that will tick the happy box.

 

 


POETRY & PROSE 2017

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— Autumn —

— Conversation at Play —

— Bourke Street —

— When Loved Ones Die —

— Door Knocker! —

 

 


POETRY & PROSE 2016

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— A Good Conversation —

— Feeling Vulnerable —

— Box! —

— Home —

— A Moment In The Sun —

— World Horrors —

— Our Dog Jessie —

— When Feeling Guilty Feels Right! —

 — I Am Listening —

— Wondering Why —

— Thinking of Mother —

— Advice I Would Give Someone In A Situation Like Mine —

— Listening To His Voice —

— Favourite Thing About Myself —

— Destination Old Age —

— False Tallness —

— It Can’t Be About Me! —

— My Love-Hate Relationship —

 

 


POETRY & PROSE 2015

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— Santa’s Pooped! —

— Paris —

— Crying Roses —

— Beautiful Other —

 — Not A Game But A Real Necessity —

—  Support —

—  Laughing at Mother – A Teenager’s View of Humour! —

—  A Thing I Dislike —

— When I Was Ten —

 


 

CONCLUSION

I am finding it hard to write a conclusion and it is perhaps because there is none; the act of writing poetry and prose is an ongoing experience.  There does not have to be a conclusion; it is open-ended.  So this is all I will write: please try writing poetry and prose as a form of ‘art for therapy’.

Happy well-being to you all…

 

Karen Robinson reading some of her poetry at a 'Open Mic' night with 'Passionate Tongues' at The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick' 28.11.16 Photographed by Karen's husband NB Images copyright protected

Karen Robinson reading some of her poetry at a ‘Open Mic’ night with ‘Passionate Tongues’ at The Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick – 28.11.16.   Photographed by Karen’s husband.  NB: Images copyright protected.

No. 3 of 4 Creative Writing Group - Artwork Titled 'Things I Dislike' Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson - Abstract Artist NB All images are copyright protected 29.07.2015 .JPG

No. 3 of 4 Creative Writing Group – Artwork Titled ‘Things I Dislike’ Schmincke Ink on A4 Paper by Karen Robinson – Abstract Artist NB All images are copyright protected 29.07.2015 .JPG

 


© Karen Robinson – August 2016

POST-TRAUMATIC GROWTH:  Improving one’s sense of wellbeing using art, creative writing, photography and blogging – my journey written by ©Karen Robinson.  Please click here for my latest blog news!