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Michelle Seyner

From Netherlands

I was born and raised in The Hague (in the Netherlands), a city that still captures my heart. I started writing poetry when I was 13, thanks to reading Shel Silverstein's poems. The love of poetry has never left me since, and is both passion and salvation. I started writing in Dutch first, but as the years progressed, I started writing in English, too. Now I mostly write poetry in English, and rarely in Dutch. I currently live in Rotterdam with my husband and our children.

What inspires me?

People. Life. Love. Music. Reading. Friendship. and, of course - poetry.

My best line

I will let others be the judge of that...

Top 5 poets

  1. Oscar Wilde
  2. Maya Angelou
  3. William Shakespeare
  4. Rumi
  5. Lord Byron

Top 5 poems

  1. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings - Maya Angelou
  2. Requiescat - Oscar Wilde
  3. Apologia - Oscar Wilde
  4. Fire And Ice - Robert Frost
  5. The Ballad Of Reading Gaol - Oscar Wilde