Being a writer, people ask me why I write. Having a poetical turn of mind, I think I can best sum it up in a poem:
The blank page calls,
the heart responds,
imagination spreads wide its wings
and launches into infinity...
the page fills,
the soul takes flight
and the spirit sings.
Copyright © Helena Harper
This is why I write – because it makes me feel exhilaratingly free (and this is why I gave up teaching after 20 years, because I felt like I was being put more and more in a straitjacket and was just going round and round in circles: anyone else have that feeling?). I can write what I like and how I like and that's a wonderful feeling!
I would love to know what makes you feel exhilarated and why? And how would you express it? (A thought's just occurred – perhaps this could be the subject of a third collection of poems...?)