Wednesday, April 3, 2013

C is for Create

It's in our bones,
This desire to create, 
To  leave a mark on the world.
A finger print. 
It isn't enough to watch,
To observe,
To peer in through the frosted window
At other lives.
There's an itch 
That makes us want to breathe life 
Onto the blank page,
The canvas, 
The clay.
Maybe it's our mortality,
Tapping us on the shoulder,
Reminding us that the time
Is short.
Or maybe we just can't ignore
Our babies,
All of them begging
To be born.  

Why do you create?


  1. Oh, Kate, what a wonderful poem! I to say I live to create.
    "Maybe it's our mortality,
    Tapping us on the shoulder,
    Reminding us that the time
    Is short." Love this!

  2. Beautiful poem! I create because it helps me breathe deeply. :)

  3. Like you said, it's in my bones. I'm an architect and interior designer by trade. My business took a hit with the lousy economy, so I started to bake and cook. When that got boring in 2010, I turned to writing and authored my first novel, which, surprisingly, was picked up and published last October. Now I'm working on book 2. I can't NOT create!

    Great post! New follower via the A2Z. (Currently #147)

    1. Congrats on your book and best of luck with book 2 :)

  4. Beautiful poem!

    I write because I can't NOT do it. It drives me.

    Happy Wednesday. ☺

  5. So true! Just love this post! Thanks for making me smile today.

  6. Because I have to, because I'm called to, because it is all I want to do. Lovely poem! Thanks, Kate!

  7. Hi Kate - great poem. I love the final phrase about our creative babies begging to be born. Completely identify with the sentiment. I think, for creative people, you just feel a need and desire to want to produce 'stuff' and show it to the world.

  8. Lovely little piece of writing! I create because it calms me. Yet my creations are catalysts as well. Happy A to Z-ing!
    Jess Topper / Blogging on the Brink

  9. I'm not a fan of poetry (at the moment, long story), but I did like this one, and I create because I want to, there is something inside that needs to get out.