Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Article: My Story of SPD Through Poetry by Jennie Linthorst

I really have to say that I'm not usually a great fan of poetry - especially of poetry which doesn't rhyme. I've got a long history of writing poems though admittedly they've become quite sparse in recent years.

My poetry is usually funny and rhyme tends to help it. Very occasionally, I delve into darker matter but I usually feel constrained by time and linearity. I feel like I want to get my whole point across but also to digress. There's not enough lines to say what I want to say.

I don't read a lot of poetry online either. Usually it's too shallow for me.


Along comes Jennie Linthorst.... wow.
I think this could be the first time a poem has ever brought tears to my eyes.

Jenny has gotten over the limitations by writing a series of eight poems, each one moving deeper into what it's like to be the mother of a child with sensory processing disorder.

I'm stunned. Hartley Steiner's 30 SPD stories in 30 Days series is amazing. It's turning up some real gems - and this is one of the best.

The Lindhorst Family: My story of SPD through Poetry
by Jennie Linthorst

Have a read.

1 comment:

Chynna said...

I totally agree. I am a huge fan of Jennie's. She's very talented and I feel so much in each of her beautiful poems.

Hers has been one of my favorites too.