March certainly came in like a lion this year, forcing us to cancel our meeting earlier this month—a very rare action for us to take.
March is a month of transition. Winter gives way to spring, or at least it tries to do so. The month can be marked with every kind of weather from snowstorms to tornadoes, and people say that if March comes in like a lion, it will go out like a lamb.
Writing is a lot like the month of March: coming and going in fits, starts, and waves. You can feel frozen and stuck in the rut of having not written anything in a while, or you can unleash a torrent of poetry or prose.
I expect that some of you found a chance to write, or at the very least, edit some work in progress during the almost two weeks of being forced to stay off the roads and be home from work. Whatever you have worked on, please bring it our next meeting on April 2 and share it with us.
Speaking of sharing, I want to take a moment to congratulate George Ella Lyon, a longtime friend of Women Who Write, on being named Kentucky’s poet laureate for 2015-16.
On her website, www.Georgeellalyon.com, she describes her writing process: “When something touches me deeply, I write to capture or explore or understand it. This begins in my journal where it’s just for me. Then if it seems like something I want to share, I move out of my journal and start working on a legal pad. I don’t usually know what it’s going to be or who it’s for when I begin. I write to find out!”
Join us for your own chance to explore your writing; you will be in good company. See you soon.