no place owns me
i was influenced by Poe when i was little, but then everyone started to be in love with poe, and i didn't like being like everyone else, so then i tried finding myself in poetry, and i find my greatest influences in...
Sylvia Plath (i first read Mad Girl's Love Song, and I fell in love with her, she helped me deal with myself during my suicidal years which were so long ago)
Anne Sexton (I read her poem for Sylvia Plath, and i fell in love with her, especially her "the awful rowing towards God" collection, in fact i think i like her more then plath now)
e.e. cummings (i always liked cummings, because he told me that poems don't have rules)
D.H. Lawrence (this guy taught me how meanings can be brought about through short poetry through his pansies)
William Blake (this guy taught me how God can use you to write something so spirit filled)
and finally the Poetry of C.S. Lewis, the guy is one weird Christian, but I totally respect him, because he will always be his own person, he taught me individuality, and that i think is the most important thing in poetry, is to be yourself, to not make it like anyone else's but your own...
"Son of man with one blow I am about to take away from you the delight of your eyes. Yet do not lament or weep or shed any tears."-Eze.24:16