I don't actually remember reading any poetry when i was little(r).. and I wrote from when i was about 6 years old.. although, I can't find any of the poems I wrote from then, and they are mostly acrostic cutsie poems about things like Christmas.. but I had a teacher, when I was.. um must have been.. when I was about 8years old.. and she encouraged me to write.. If I hadn't had her as a teacher, i don't think I would have started writing at all.. I didn't write poetry then, and not really until a couple of years later, but I still didn't really read any others.. I think the first ones I remember reading would have been some seasonal poetry, by several poets, and although I enjoyed them, none of them really inspired me.. but I guess it was when I looked out the window, just after we'd been told we were to write a poem describing something we saw when we went outside, and I found so many things i wanted to describe, that I really started being a poet.. Now I read anything I can get my hands on.. but I do like Emily Dickinson's poetry..
“One word can be magical. Imagine then, the effect of several words, together..”