Poema is an ancient Greek noun that means workmanship. It is literally a creation or thing made. We equate workmanship with physical labor to produce a tangible item that may be seen and touched, for example, a well-made violin, a portrait, or even an antique car. The craftsmanship that was put into Stradivarius, Da Vinci, or Rolls-Royce is still self-evident today centuries after the various artisans completed their works. They are still valued today because of the high degree of workmanship used to create them.
Therefore, I thought it was entirely appropriate to call my written collection of poems Poema. They comprise over a quarter of a century of my using words to creatively express thoughts, musings, and memories; to catch a moment in time; to make use of words to express lifes moments, joys, frustrations, and even moments of humor.
This is my workmanship in words, detailing my life as a wife, mother, daughter, and Evangelical Christian.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10, King James Version).