I write from a very visceral place down deep in my soul. Seventy years have left a lot of indelible tattoos on my soul that are just now coming to the surface as poetry. Aging, depression, Alzheimer’s, pain, and wonderful, spiritual goodness have all written their name on me. Now I am sorting them out one poem at a time.
I started writing poetry in 2013, and continue to do so because of the influence of a dear friend and poet, Kym Gordon Moore. As the head of a poetry group, she lit my fire for writing. Kym encouraged me to start a blog. She introduced me to Tom Davis, Editor of Old Montain Press, who encouraged me to write my memoirs and put them on Amazon Kindle. These two friends are the reason I write! Now I cannot help myself. I have to write! I feel like I live on the edge of inspiration!
I am a self-taught poet. I was not an English major, nor a reader of all the great works from poets of the past. I have found most of my inspiration from poets I follow on WordPress. Many times I will be reading through your poetry and a bit of inspiration strikes me. I will take that and form a new and different poem as a result. d’Verse has been a great help to me in learning new forms of poetry. I love all the challenges and the encouragement I get from you who choose to read my poems. Thank you!
Seeds of goodness grow
Warmed and watered by good friends
Blooms of hope and joy
Kym Gordon Moore: https://frombehindthepen.wordpress.com/author/frombehindthepen/
Old Mountain Press: http://oldmp.com/
My Books on Amazon Kindle:
Toni, at d’Verse~Poetry Pub, asked us to write a haibun telling who inspired us and why we write poetry. This is my tribute to good friends who encouraged me along the way.