Tyler Knott Gregson

“Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words.”

– Robert Frost

I managed to stumble upon an incredibly talented poet while browsing around the internet, recently. I don’t necessarily find myself the type of person that enjoys poetry either, so I believe that’s saying something. If you like it, feel free to share it (or not, it’s up to you). Either way I hope you enjoy just a few samples of what Tyler Knott Gregson has to offer the world.

“I am not going to blend in,
I’ve never been one for mixing well.
I don’t know how to watercolor fade
into the colors around me;
I always feel like spilled ink,
the accident on top of the purposeful paint below.”

This poem actually reminds me of my grandparents. I miss and love them both.

“I will love. More. So much love that no
one will have any idea what to do with me.
They will watch with a confused look and
wonder why I give so much and do not ask
for more in return. I will give it because
giving Is getting and there is nothing
quite so important as emptying your heart
every single day and leaving nothing
undone, no declarations of it unsaid.

I will not only stop and smell the flowers,
I will plant them myself and watch them
grow old with me. I will pull over and
dance in every single rainfall, and I
will make snow angels even when there is
hardly any snow left for the wings.

I will never, ever believe in the words
“too late” because it is never too late
to be exactly who you wish, do exactly
what you should, say exactly what needs
to be heard, and live the exact life
you should be living.”

I like how this is so visually vivid of not human sexuality, but of our human condition that requires us to feel the need to be comfortable (and to be ourselves) around those that we truly love and care for.

“Promise me
you will not spend
so much time
treading water
and trying to keep your
head above the waves
that you forget,
truly forget,
how much you have
always loved
to swim.”