I've decided to start a new blog where I can share my thoughts in poetry. I've been writing for years but have never shared my poems with others. They are a part of who I am.
I began writing poetry through the encouragement of a dear friend. I was so taken by his writing that I started just jotting my own thoughts down here and there. Once I began, I found this was a wonderful way to put my feelings into words.
Sometimes words just won't come. Feelings are too strong to express. By writing, I've learned so much about myself and the way I see the world. I'm inspired by poets of long ago too. Emily Dickinson is one of my favorites. I not only enjoy writing poetry but reading the words of others.
In the silence of my mind there are worlds of words that long to be set free. I'm inspired by nature too. If you follow along, you'll see how little things sparked my thoughts and became poems. My poetry does not rhyme. It is not professionally done by any means. It is just me and my pencil or pen, a piece of paper and a desire to remember that keeps me writing.
I hope to continue my pursuit of poetic expression. It has been a real blessing to me. If you find something that touches your heart, please feel free to comment.