So, to those of you who have been following along with my Nothing parts 1-5, I have one more verse I’d like to add to finalize the poem.
However…I have a favor to ask of each of you first.
My daughter drew a sketch (a few months back) that holds the exact feeling visually I am trying to portray with my words. She does not like this drawing, and feels it doesn’t represent the emotion she was trying to convey. I have asked her if I could use it, and she has declined. I am respecting her wishes, but I think there is something bigger to learn here.
My hopes in posting this, is for you to take a few minutes and say a supportive word or two to a young budding artist that might help her see the beauty in her creation in whatever form it ends up taking. Maybe you have a personal experience you’d like to share?
Personally, many of my poems start off in one direction, to find they’ve completely morphed into something different by the end. I happen to love that about art, it’s my favorite part.
I will post the poem in its entirety, with or without the sketch tomorrow. And, I will let her read any comments you choose to share.
With much love, thank you so very much.