The Season of Going Back In Time

Is Your Writing Trying to Tell You Something?

Is Your Writing Trying to Tell You Something?

I unearthed something from my writing past recently. When I was in California recently, my dad handed me a saddle stapled copy of one of my old chapbooks, with a bright yellow cardstock cover. 

As I started flipping through it, I recognized many of the poems from my college days, but what really stuck out was something else. First, the title of this chapbook was Any Clear Season, and I organized the poems in four sections: winter, spring, summer, and fall. 

Even though I didn't have the language for seasonal creative living back then and was a good decade from stumbling onto this concept for myself, it wasn't entirely unfounded. I know that now. Part of me was already drawn to seasons, so it was just a matter of time before I was able to unearth this wisdom in a deeper way.

So my questions for you are: 

  • What themes or threads are running through your body of work?

  • What's the central question you're trying to answer?

This might be something worth journaling about, or just keeping in the front of your mind while you’re running errands or taking a walk. Your creativity might have something to reveal!