For me, as a new 'Scribbler', the word always
engendered thoughts of three-year-olds finger painting in pre-school, or
the absentminded doodles of an adult listening on the telephone to a particularly
dull conversation. I did not think of poetry, in any form whatsoever, as
thrillsville. That is, until now.
Looking through the works on display here I've
come to realize that when the Scribble in question is produced by an adult
with various good, and bad, life experiences, what is written holds a strong
power. This power is the ability to affect others emotionally, to influence
their thinking, and to communicate ideas.
But how to attract people who have never before
experienced this, the people for whom poetry is still dullsville? It still
takes much more than straight verse to draw me in, it takes picture and
it takes some background or history to each poem, and on each poet. As
an amateur you might say I require someone to do some 'interpreting' for
me and Scribble does that beautifully.
Allow Scribble to open new doors and draw you
into new worlds. Exercise the imagination that as a child ran rampant,
for you too can be a fantastic 'Scribbler'. You too can soak in the powerful
magic of what others have enjoyed or suffered. Most of all, you too can