It’s been a while… lots of new things in my personal and writing life to tell you about, but today I’m just popping in to celebrate National Poetry Month before April turns into May! (It happens so fast, doesn’t it?) 
I’m the first to admit I don’t understand a whole lot about poetry, but I do love it when a pile of succinct words gives me chills. I don’t know the rules of the game, but I know when something hits home. 
So today I was cruising around Facebook and I saw a fun post about creating a poem from the titles of books on your bedside table— so of course I had to give it a try!
I picked 7 books that were part of my bedside collection, and played around with their placement– and I came up with a poem! It was a fun exercise so I wanted to share it with you– and challenge you to write a bedside table poem. (If you don’t keep books on your bedside table, grab a half dozen or so from your book shelf and give it a whirl.)
Here’s my bedside table poem– titled “The Writer’s Journey”   
I’ve listed the books that are involved below– they are all worth the read!

writing books on table


I can do it.
Writing begins
with the breath.
How the body
knows it’s mind
the part that burns the anatomy
of a calling.
That’s why we’re here. 
The writer’s journey.


I would love to hear from you! Share your bedside table poem in my private Facebook group: Yogic Writing with Rebecca or send me a message (with or without a poem) and let me know what’s happening with you.

I’ve missed you all! 




p.s.  Are you interested in joining a monthly writing circle? We get together twice a month to … you guessed it… WRITE!  Send me a message for details– groups are forming now! 

The books that made the poem:

  • I Can Do It, by Louise Hay
  • Writing Begins with the Breath, by Laraine Herring
  • How the Body Knows Its Mind, by Sian Beilock
  • The Part That Burns, by Jeannie Ouellette
  • The Anatomy of a Calling, by Lissa Rankin
  • That’s Why We’re Here, by Rebecca Gold (yup, that’s me!)
  • The Writer’s Journey, by Christopher Vogler