This is the first in a series of three or four linked contributions to the blog from Johnny and me. In this first one, I have written about how poetry helps me feel better. In the next two Johnny and I will write about music. As you read, you may like to think about music that helps you feel better, and please do share that with us if you can. Problems can make you feel lonely, but sharing ideas helps us to feel connected again.
Your ideas and suggestions will be drawn together into the fourth (and maybe fifth and sixth) contribution to this blog. Or, of course, you could just write a contribution to the blog yourself :-)
Either way, please do tell us all about music and poetry that helps you at difficult times!
A few years ago I was given a delightful book – “The Poetry Pharmacy”. The author suggested that poetry is a powerful mood influencer and that it can (for example) help us to feel calmer if we are frustrated, happier if we are sad, and more determined if we are unsure.
I really liked this idea, as it reflected my own experience, both with poetry and with music. I mentioned this idea to Johnny a little while ago and he suggested that we write this blog. Please do share your ideas…..are there special “go to” poems or pieces of music that really help you?
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It's good to share!
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