I am joyful when I create
when I shape a word
I am joyful when I see a new image
a new picture of the possible
I am joyful when I give birth to a new evocation
I am joyful when I see a complete work
a oneness to celebrate
I am joyful with beauty
I am joyful when I am noticed
for my creation
for my contribution
I am joyful when someone sighs “Ah”
I am joyful when I mine my potential
when I tap into my gold
when I live up to my gifts
even for a moment
Then I am
This is not a new poem, but I think it is the perfect answer to Cristian Mihai’s question: “I am an artist because…” (BTW If you haven’t found Cristian’s blog yet, it is well worth following.)
6 thoughts on “I am joyful”
Heading to the blog now. Thanks for the connect. The joy is contagious.
Thanks, Wanda! 🙂
Karin, this inspires me to write my own version of “I am joyful” as a prayer of gratitude. Thank you for the inspiration and for sharing your moments of joy.
It is my pleasure, Linda! You are one of my inspirations as well!
I think more people should be writing poems like this. I love the ending.
Thanks, Joanna. Sometimes I have to reread this one to get myself motivated to write. 🙂