this is the beginning of something sweet.
years ago, i would have told you that poetry was all i wanted to do. i didn't want to venture outside of what i knew. i didn't want my writings to grow outside of what i was familiar with. then, i fell into prose. next, i dipped my toes in writing articles for a few magazines. later, i gave into writing for my blog, which was a practice of writing my memories and thoughts in poetic reflections.
now, i am starting a new journey with words:
i would have never imagined that i could come to this point. and, it's a silly story how it began. i told this captivating soul that i was thinking of writing a story to put his mind at ease, so that he could rest. (i told him this on a stormy evening, which inspired parts of the story.) i had never written a story with imagination and sleepy thoughts, before. i let the idea sit in my head for a little over a week before i began to write. i wasn't sure where to begin. i didn't want to write something that had a clear beginning, middle and end. i knew i wanted it to be like breathing. just a flow of imagination. at first, the story kept coming out as a poem. within the next couple of weeks i had finally settled into how i wanted the story to be. it took me a couple of hours to write the story out. in a small journal, i filled up six pages. i had so much fun! it was a mixture of soft and curious words, like sitting at the edge of the shoreline where the waves tug at you and wrap around your legs.
i've decided that i want to share stories with you all, too! they won't be the same as the type i write to the man mentioned above, as i like to keep some experiences unique and special to certain people. the stories i plan on sharing with you all will be the kind that you could sit down and lose yourself in. short collections of risky adventures and rebellious creatures. i want to give you fairy tales about the sea and a planet with a tree as old as the universe. i'm really excited to bring this new creative work to you!
i always imagined that raine poetry would be all i have known and all i have worked hard to do, the dreams i chase and everything in between. it's crazy to think that, now, a part of this creative journey will be my imagination on the loose!
as always, i do hope you enjoy and i look forward to sharing my imagination with you all!
p.s.: if you have any wild story suggestions, definitely leave it in the comments below or on the instagram post that led you to this link!
all my light + love.