When Poetry Salon first reached out to me about their service, I knew this was something I would be interested in. I used to write poetry. Every day. I have boxes and boxes (no exaggeration) in my closet of journals I kept during high school and college.
Ironically, most of the poetry I wrote during college was about the man who is now my husband. I won’t go into details, but I do plan on pulling those journals out someday soon to reflect on how our relationship (and my writing) has evolved over the years.
The first night ever doing a reading at an Open Mic event was nerve-wracking but I managed to invite my friends (including my husband who was just a friend back then) and I stood on stage reading, aloud, a poem I had written for and about him. It was intense and I recall looking him in the eye at some point while I somehow got through it without dying of embarrassment.
I read that same poem a few years later at another Open Mic night, this time, changing the words at the last minute and editing it while on stage. Those were the only times I have ever shared my poetry with anyone.
While much of my writing can be quite personal, I know how priceless these type of poems truly are. I remember reading the letters and poems my dad wrote to my mom while he was in Vietnam many years before they were ever married. I hope they still have them tucked away somewhere…
Poetry Salon takes an art that is not something many people are skilled in and creates unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for the people in our lives.
Whether you’re looking for a way to capture how you feel about your new relationship, reflecting on the last twenty years of your current one, or trying to express the joy of a new baby, the gifted writers at Poetry Salon will tell your story with the voice of an experienced poet.
Your poem can be presented in unique ways, besides inside a beautiful frame. Presented as a message in a bottle, printed inside a tape dispenser, or rolled inside a matchbox, your gift of poetry will not only last a lifetime, but will be viewed as a unique reminder of those special words and memories that inspired them.
Learn more about how Poetry Salon works and read about their amazing staff of writers who create these priceless gifts. If you’re looking for a unique gift for that special someone in your life, Poetry Salon is definitely worth checking out.