October 19, 2020
THE POET WITHIN
We asked a poet, “why”? Here is her reply.
As a child, I loved the nursery rhymes Mother read to me and hymns, which were poems set to music. As soon as I was old enough to read and write, I began writing silly little rhyming lines which I called “jingles.” This poem tells the unwritten story of how, inspired by Miss Moore, I began to appreciate this written form of expression. The poem essentially wrote itself. This was my first attempt at writing a 3-line poem. By the time I wrote it, I no longer felt the need to rhyme. Why I write is simple. I think of something that stirs my emotions and I need to write about it.
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