From Gretna, MB, Canada
“I’m reluctant to explain to myself how a poem gets going, but it’s about being on the look-out.” (Billy Collins) Several years ago I found myself, quite unexpectedly, in the grip of poetry. I have always been drawn to language and literature, but my reading choices seldom included poetry. As a high school English teacher I have taught the genre for years, but it seems a long journey over those years was necessary to bring me to a point of heightened interest. I now find myself thinking about poetry a great deal...poems I have read, the poets who dreamed them, what poetry means as a way of understanding, what I might write about and how. So, now I experiment, exploring various forms, primarily free verse. My poems focus on various topics of everyday experience including: ~how life is affected by the geography of where I live ~relationships, and ~philosophical reflections related to the human condition. Themes treated in a variety of literary forms are often sources of inspiration.
Family.The Minutiae of Everyday Life.Nature.The Wonderful Writings of Others.Music.Childhood.
Best? Who knows? One of my favourites:yet you are only almost visiblelike a water-thin reflection or a film of clouds backlit by the inconstant moon