‘Into the Ordinary’

Several years ago I gathered my courage and showed a selection of my poetry to a local ‘Writer in Residence’. The most powerful message he gave me was to continue writing with my ‘ordinary words’, as I called them. Since then I have been on a journey to continue writing using ordinary words, which come from the heart.

Carry It

.

Like a snail

I carry it with me

wherever I go

.

this home is a place

inside of me

not a table and chairs

not a carpet or teapot

or a settee

.

it is the peace

at the heart

of me

.

it is the laughter

that illuminates

each room

.

it is the love

of a lifetime

written on my bones

by Carys Owen

Forget

.

Forget the dark clouds

they are not worth it

you are sunshine

and starlight

the secret ingredient

that makes the taste right

.

you are the final note

in a perfect song

the laugh

that travels airwaves

and the shine

on a drop of rain

.

you are the surprise

of blue sky

after days of grey

and the snowdrop who appears

one January morning

fully formed

.

you are the breath of fresh air

that everyone needs

in these dark, foetid times

you are all and nothing

the sweetest soul

the wisest word

by Carys Owen