Pen in Hand by Denise Simmons

Why I write, is to be with you
Listening deeply, in true

Why I write, connecting heart
Loving presence, self-care part

Why I write, unravelling from within
Tangled threads, fibres unpinned

Why I write, just to walk in hand
With self, through inner land

Why I write, to hear my soul
Divine whispers immensely whole

Why I write, shedding the old
Canvas creation stories told

Why I write, to ignite
Relaxation mind too tight

Why I write, seeing self through
Open page, coloured new

Why I write, beyond black and white
Clarity, aligned full sight

Why I write, imagination in lore
Art in form, expressions born

Why I write, coming to a page
Honouring inner sacred sage

Why I write, capturing express
Full best and inner unrest

Why I write, love be told
Whole heart gratitude unfolds

Why I write, to empty nest
Sticks, stones, feathers and pests

Why I write, to hear the song
Inner voice, hearts courage, brave and strong

Why I write, dreams, hopes and wishes
Thoughts filled with sweet kisses

Why I write, to feel within
Hearts beating, underneath skin

Why I write, flowering bloom
Succulent scented, rose swoon

Why I write, to see me through
Moments of time unclear non rhythm

Why I write, from the heart
Being with you, love mark

Why I write, bowing in grace
Namaste to a blank page,
Time and Space.
Pen in hand…


Guest Author:  Denise Simmons is a whole-hearted IAJW member, healer, and writer living in Nova Scotia, Canada.

2019-07-14T15:44:43+00:00 July 14th, 2019|Creative Journaling|


  1. maggie48 July 14, 2019 at 10:50 pm - Reply

    Denise – you are an absolute joy and I am delighted that our paths crossed and led us to unite through our journal writing tribe. Hugs across the waves.

    • Lynda Monk July 15, 2019 at 6:25 am - Reply

      You two have been sharing the writing circle since the very beginning! It is an honour to witness bridges of care created through journaling, alone and together. Thank you Denise & Lyn, your respective presence is felt and valued here.

    • Weavingthreads July 15, 2019 at 11:07 am - Reply


  2. Carol Fillmore July 15, 2019 at 6:22 am - Reply

    a lovely poem on writing by Denise who lives my part of the world!! I live in neighbouring province of New Brunswick:)

    • Lynda Monk July 15, 2019 at 6:26 am - Reply

      My Mom is from PEI and I spent many summers in my childhood traveling through your beautiful part of Canada. Thanks for posting, Carol!

  3. Weavingthreads July 15, 2019 at 10:19 am - Reply

    Dearest Lyn, Carol and Lynda deeply blessed to receive nourishing love comments – Namaste 🙏

  4. Bev Lawler July 15, 2019 at 11:53 am - Reply

    I love the rhythm of your writing and I feel the rhythm of your heart beating with joy and freedom. YOU ROCK! Thank you for sharing who you are with the world. Keep it up. You are inspiring me to find my own writing rhythm. Have a beautiful day, week, month, year, life…

    • Weavingthreads July 15, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Warmest Greetings Bev, from my heart to your heart ♥️, thank you! May writing be ever so divine, with full heart love sublime! Namaste.

  5. Merle R. Saferstein July 15, 2019 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Denise, your poem is reflective of the thoughtful, loving, creative person that you are. I love your beautiful spirit!

    • Weavingthreads July 16, 2019 at 7:37 am - Reply

      Dearest Merle, your expression dances in my soul, extending a hand for you to dance with me. Let’s tango in creativity, writing our way with heart rhythm across the page. Namaste. 😘💞🙏

  6. uxjess July 16, 2019 at 5:11 am - Reply

    “Namaste to a blank page” soulfully captures the special joy of honoring the journaling life! 🎉

    • Weavingthreads July 16, 2019 at 7:40 am - Reply

      Warmest Greetings, Beautiful expression! Thank you for sharing. From my soul to yours, Namaste. 🙏

  7. Jamua Advani July 26, 2019 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Reading Denise Simmons’ poem “pen in hand” awakens me into a new horizon of imaginations. Love reading it again and again.

    • Weavingthreads August 2, 2019 at 11:57 am - Reply

      Jamua, thank you! Albert Einstein quote: “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”. Namaste.

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