A newly formed group of poets living in Port Credit held a Poetry Slam over the weekend. Each poem was presented with passion and depth. There was a distinct connectivity between writer and audience – quiet moments of reflection as the words amplified and resonated throughout the space. Many of us find solace in writing down our thoughts; it is part of being human. However, having the opportunity to share these thoughts and ideas and emotions and stories with others through poetry makes it an even more fulfilling journey for a writer. Here is and excerpt from a poem I shared at the PC SOPS, Slam by the Lake.
The Scent Beyond the Fray ( an excerpt )“Standing up from bent knees I look past the debris Tangled palm trees Gazing over invisible faces towards the bay A fragrant scent of serenity Envelops me Intoxicating,enticing,inviting A seducing drug So sweet to inhale Leads me beyond the fray” © 2014 Ann Ivy Male