My Thoughts on Creativity
The greatest master I know in creativity is God. Creation
is an artistic/ poetic masterpiece that has no comparison.
No other artist or writer can create better than the master
himself. Tiny lines of the design of your finger prints are
a unique witness of this truth. The sky and fluffy white clouds
and the landscape and the vastness of the sea, the roaring
waves, thunder and lighting clap; thatís a masterís painting
brush that I think as an artist I can not recreate but I can
be thankful I have the right to imitate it.
answers why she writes poetry
Why do you write what you write?
Itís a celebration of victory, comforting others by the comfort
I have received.
I have been down, but I know that a voice of encouragement
whether you are losing or winning will boost your performance.
I am simply a vessel that delivers divine truth that has been
revealed to me, I am a messenger that brings the flowers from
the Lover of your soul. So thatís why I talk to everyone in
every walk of life. I understand how precious every individual
is. In brokenness I was comforted and now I have a chance
to rewrite my story.
I felt the pinch of being
unemployed, homeless, depressed and feeling forgotten at the
age of forty; everything I was hopping to accomplish had just
slipped out of my hands. I thought I was tough in the sight
of challenges but I found myself weak, my faith tested and
my body frail. In my own strength and wisdom I could not make
my way forward. I wanted to master life and attain my dreams
but it was hard to see another day. I had no option but to
seek God and in my most vulnerable state, I returned to the
gifts I knew I had. It was at that moment that I realized
I was not alone, no matter what you are going through right
now I want you to know you are not alone; heaven has got you
covered. Please listen to these poems. "Not Alone, Challenges,
Healing for my Soul and The Hand."
|We all define poetry in our own way, but I want
to say in poetry you have to have a fine artistic composition
and if composed well it will not be short of a rhythm, its great
delivery is in the spoken word which is a creating force on
its own. Real poetry speaks even in silence on a written page.
The heart and mind can be in harmony with the spirit. The voice
of poetry is unlimited. Poetry has the lubricating oil of emotions
that can make you excited or sad. Beholding its beauty is pleasurable,
the imaginative power of it is breathtaking, the thoughts are
deep and the truth is comforting but can also be piercing when
you have to face it and take it in.
Usually I meet people who think poetry is something they can
not understand. Here is why you can understand poetry, if
you have ever been happy or cried you can understand the rhythm
and the emotion behind joy or sadness. Beneath these two is
the meaning of the emotion. My poems are simple to understand
I reveal the fact that I am human enough to feel the pain, to
laugh and cry but God is Sovereign and at the same time humorous.
He can make you laugh when everyone think you must be crying.
My friend life is happening to me and to you right now and I
talk about it and I write my observation. You can be encouraged
by my experiences; you can laugh at my conclusions, learn wisdom
by the way life happens to me and you can also learn from my
mistakes and the confessions of my sins. That is the creativity
of poetry to me, life happening.
any one inspire you?
|Of course, my family and friends inspire me a
lot. Sometimes total strangers inspire me too! It maybe in an
elevator, town square, park, and mall anywhere I am. I keep
my eyes and ears open. I study lives. Drawing trained me to
see and observe fine contours and shadows. My favorite writers
and poets are Shakespeare, Thomas Hardy and Robert Frost, but
I read less of their work and more of what inspired them. Their
lessons are great; they learned from the classroom of life.
The greatest force that pushes me to action is when challenges
inspire me. That usually gets me to wake up inspiration and
work ten times better.
did you choose poetry over the other ways of expression?
|Poetry can be subtle, words are exciting you can
squash them, smash them on walls and mould them; you say what
you are not saying but still say what you want to say. You can
say, "I shall not speak," when you are actually speaking. The
artistís palette is limiting, I like to play with words.
does poetry mean to you?
|Poetry is a revelation; a surprising understanding
of a matter that has been disclosed to you. A moment of an epiphany
where you can honestly say, "Wow! I see." So for me it is not
just an open statement of the emotions and feelings of what
I have gone through or I have witnessed another person go through
but in the tranquility after the storm; itís a moment that I
have found an answer and I understand the truth of the matter.
For instance, storms in life just donít come to harass you but
they can also be an awakening. So it becomes a story or a message
that is not a complaint but an answer. It becomes creativity
just like Archimedes, one can openly say, "Eureka! I have found
it;" and so did Newton, Einstein, Michael Angelo and Shakespeare
great men of creativity. They were able to see. I will probably
say poetry for me is a means of observation, reflection and
sizing my challenges in a wise way.
is the message behind your work?
|Faith, Hope, Love and Courage,
I write the wisdom and principles found in the word of God that
have the power to transform and work for anyone who is willing.
Manís issues are universal, and they donít change much. There
were men that were beating their wives in the caves before we
had electricity or sky scrappers, women that were mean and ignorant.
Today there are educated men that beat their wives, mean women
living in mansions. We still have empty hearts searching for
meaning. Our battle between evil and good has not changed; it
is actually getting hotter in the frontlines as we approach
Day after day our faith and courage in God must increase. In
spite of all our shot falls; I believe that man was born for
conquest and with faith it is possible to please God and to
overcome every challenge that life throws at your feet.