I've always loved writing, but didn't start writing poetry consistently until I was around 24. I had this notebook I'd been given as part of a small church group I was attending with several other girls. The same night I got it, I wrote my first poem in it. Little did I know, that notebook would eventually hold most of the poems that went into my first book of poetry (published two years later.) Four years later, I got published again - a book with more poems - and one where my sister took the photographs for the front and back covers.
I haven't written much poetry recently. It's a desire that ebbs and flows. Sometimes, it pours out of me (evidenced by the 5 or so notebooks and journals full of it, and the side blog that's entirely dedicated to it) but maybe someday soon I'll get back into the poetry-writing groove.
It definitely does my soul good.
|Congratulatory flowers from my aunt, uncle and cousins after being published a second time in 2011|