Poetry Corner: I Rediscovered My Love for Poetry on Medium


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I Rediscovered My Love for Poetry on Medium

Writing poems again after years of a poetry drought

by Joanne Troppello

The first time I started writing poetry was years ago when I was in high school. One of my poems got published in a magazine and another one was published in a poetry anthology. Even though I had two poems published, I didn’t feel very confident as a poet.

I kept writing poems, but never submitted them again for publication—not until three months ago when I started writing on Medium.

I don’t know exactly what made me look at my box of poems I’d written years ago, but I started reviewing them and found a few that I thought I could use on Medium. Some were publish-ready, and others needed reworking, but I was so excited.

Writing on Medium helped me rediscover my love of poetry.

I remember how I used to love putting pen to paper and venting my feelings about so many facets of life like relationships, my faith, and motivation. Penning poetry was my first foray into writing, before I started composing short stories, then novellas, and novels.

Then I moved on from poetry and never looked back—until I learned about Medium.

Now, that I have reconnected with my previously written poems and started writing new ones, I want to keep writing poetry. That is scary, but exciting at the same time.

One of my favorite new poems I wrote is I am a Sunflower – Always Seeking Sunlight

Takeaway

According to the National Endowment for the Arts, approximately 28 million adults read poetry each year. Maybe you’re one of those people. Maybe you’re not.

The lesson I learned is that Medium is a great place to try different things and explore new genres in your writing career. You might want to try writing poetry or short stories. You could write articles that are outside your comfort zone, in an effort to grow as a writer.

Embrace the possibilities of writing on Medium and enjoy the journey.

About the Author


Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.


Connect with Joanne on Twitter and join in cultivating positivity in your life and sharing it with others by subscribing to the Sunflower Quest Community.


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