It’s here…Moon Rising in Capricorn

Cover art, “Moon Rising in Capricorn” 2019, collage on paper by Yours Truly
"And by the way,
everything in life is writable
about if you have the outgoing guts
to do it, and the imagination to improvise.
The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.

-Sylvia Plath

My first chapbook of poetry of which some has already been featured on this blog is now printed. Moon Rising in Capricorn is a collection of poetry and prose by Yours Truly that explores a “Karmic Soul Connection” between two people who met early in life where a fire was lit for a more intense connection later in adulthood. This encounter unveiled an awakening about joy, unconditional love, and the power of art as a healing medium.

There are 22 original poems that were written between March 2018 and September 2019. The poetry chronicles the contemporary relationship with a sense of reclamation of personal power in the end.

I never set out to write this chapbook…the idea actually didn’t take hold until July of this year when I discovered the number of poems I had written during the time period. I started floating the idea in my head and sharing with a few other close friends about actually putting a chapbook together.

The beauty of the process was that I gained the courage to try another creative medium to express an intriguing story and realize a dream of actually composing a book of poetry that I have had for as long as I could remember. It took a lot of courage, strength and support to make this happen and I am very proud of the final product.

This poetry book at this time is only available on a very limited edition basis and will largely be shared via select open mics, private readings and a few on this blog. The purpose of sharing this is to inspire others that you too can realize a creative dream, no matter how big or small and that there is an important lesson in every situation which can be the muse for creating a work of art for healing and self expression.

Art by Jean Karen Schutz Wade (l) and the late Robert William Wade.
He was fragile
But passionate
Kind of like us that day
when we visited his art studio
He was an old man
with the heart of gold
From a distant era
Longing to revise himself
A twinkle in his eye
Moved me
His art proclaimed his inner
thoughts, surrealistic images,
random stories and sweet poetry
Self-expression dujour
screaming pain and lonliness
crying for justice
But it was his love
for her
that touched me most
his wife, baby's mama, best friend
time had taken her mind and talent
leaving him lonely and sad
He was getting tired...that kind of tired
from the constant isolation from the
love of your life that is poison and
he was dying slowly inside
I could feel it underneath
the scattered canvasses that filled each room
and the wistful look he gave both of us
sensing that we too had no ordinary love
He knew what a soul connection looked like
when he saw it
Beyound his generosity
he shared the magic of unconditional love back to us.

Too bad you didn't notice....

--For Bob W. (RIP)

From the upcoming chapbook, Moon Rising in Capricorn (2020), copyright SJB Creative Ventures, LLC, all rights reserved.