So today I randomly selected a Poet Tarot Card so as to attempt to re-center myself. It's August and the start of the third quarter of the year. I drew the Anne Sexton card and so I will begin my balancing act by channeling Sexton.
Sexton is calling me to give birth to new projects. Clearly I need more work to send out so this seems reasonable.
Sexton, with her penchant for "confessional poetry" seems to be giving me a nudge to look deeper inside as I write. Use her raw honesty as an example to step away from areas of comfort and ease and move ahead into new areas that I previously have held back from. Do not be overtaken by embarrassment or concern for what others might think. Keep mindful that writing safely is writing like most other writers, but be willing to write in such a way that I distinguish myself from the ordinary. Ordinary writing is boring.
Sexton was helped from numerous writers in her day that took an interest in her. She later taught in spite of the fact she was not educated as a teacher. In that same spirit be willing to accept help from others and be willing to be supportive and nurturing of others as well.
Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings