When I’m putting together a poetry book, I typically take a group of poems and then start cutting… I toss aside poems that I don’t feel are to be published (not everything you write should be published) or ones I don’t feel are me, or ones I just don’t feel are very good.
It’s a chilly, rainy day here and it’s also National Poetry Day. That prompts me to share a poem I wrote about waking up to a day like this. I find rainy days oddly comforting, so much so that I play rain sounds all day when I’m working as a way to get my mind […]
This poem is from my book, A New Dish, my second book of poetry.
Eileen at the Artful Crafter gave me a nice surprise when she used one of my poems (“This Man I Love” which is in New and Selected Poems) in a greeting card she made by hand for her husband.
I did an interview recently with Dan from Published Now.
Here’s a beautiful quote on love from my one of my favorites, Maya Angelou. It speaks to true love, but not necessarily romantic love.
Came across this quote from my very favorite poet, Maya Angelou. “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” ―Maya Angelou