Posts by Megan Willome

Megan Willome

Megan Willome

Chronic Joy® Contributing Writer

Megan is an editor at TS Poetry Press as well as the author of The Joy of Poetry and Rainbow Crow, a new picture book of poems written for children. Her day is incomplete without poetry, tea, and a walk in the dark.

Wounds into Words

Writing about pain is both necessary and difficult. Pain is eased by being moved and writing a poem about pain gets it moving. In Andrea Potos’ poem, we don’t know what her wounds are – only that the cello is speaking to those hurting places, encouraging them to become something beautiful.


"What music helps heal your wounds? It could be an instrument, a song, a musical, a dirge, or a theme song ... Instead of writing about the wound, write about the music." Megan Willome

Poetry Written for Children

Poetry written for children is like skipping straight to dessert. It’s often funny or nature-focused. Children’s poetry is usually short, and it often rhymes. It may make you feel nostalgic or turn your attention toward the small, holy thing in your midst, like autumn leaves.


"Poetry written for children is like skipping straight to dessert." Megan Willome

Love Poems to God

Catherine of Sienna, a nun who lived in Italy in the 14th century, was also a poet. Many of her poems are love poems to God.


"My feet are tired, Lord ... So much of life is toil. How often do we stop and hear the music?" Megan Willome
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