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High Coo – May 30 – National Creativity Day

However, you choose to express your creativity, today is a great day to do so.

Interesting, to me at least, is the ancient Greeks did not have a specific word for creativity. But they did have the word ‘poiein’ ( which means ‘to make’) applied specifically to ‘poiesis’ (‘poetry’) and the ‘poietes’ (‘poet’ or ‘maker’). 

Today there are many synonyms for poet including versifier, rhymester, lyricist, sonneteer and troubadour. Do you have a favorite term for poet?

Here’s today’s haiku:

National Creativity Day

using words to share

Beauty, Truth or Love may help

liberate others

Thank you, readers for motivating me with your words.

Malcolm Guite – Master Sonneteer

Below is today’s sonnet from Malcolm Guite.

He blesses every love which weeps and grieves

And now he blesses hers who stood and wept

And would not be consoled, or leave her love’s

Last touching place, but watched as low light crept

Up from the east. A sound behind her stirs

A scatter of bright birdsong through the air.

She turns, but cannot focus through her tears,

Or recognise the Gardener standing there.

She hardly hears his gentle question ‘Why,

Why are you weeping?’, or sees the play of light

That brightens as she chokes out her reply

‘They took my love away, my day is night’

And then she hears her name, she hears Love say

The Word that turns her night, and ours, to Day.

Check out Malcolm Guite’s site at https://malcolmguite.wordpress.com/category/poems/