Member Rara Avis
In the winds of Cherokee song
In my real life as far as poetry goes.....hmmmmm ... well let's see, I still am turning to the gifts given to us as my metaphors and settings but looking to expand them so they don't sound routine or same o same o. In other words, I don't want someone to read my works and then hear them say to themselves " Well, this sounded just like one of his other pieces."
As for my gift.....first off you have to know that it has taken me a long time to look at my works as any sort of gift...rofl......but hey, at least I see it now. ( Ask JM, she can tell you) I would be very elated in just knowing that one of my poems meant something to someone enough to change a part of their life for the positive even if it only served as inspire in the positive manner.
As for where I want to go with my poetry, well part of that is in the works but will not say much now, the other part is that I wish to become more comfortable with free-verse and prose and expand in that area a lot more than I do now. I have a tendency to rhyme and don't want my poems to become cliche' and I don't want to be seen as being only able to write in a certain style. Don't get me wrong, I think it is a compliment if someone can read one of your works and not seeing a name on it ... just know that it is yours because of a signature style but I don't want to get locked into that. I feel as if a lot of my works are that way. Same cadence, same style, same o same o. Don't want my poems to become mundane.
If time were taken from the heart of man then we would have no way to measure the pain of love