My husband, three kids, and I are blessed to reside in a stunningly beautiful Southern coastal town that is also steeped in history. Here the opportunities for learning from Nature and history never cease, and I do my best to capture them through my poetry, essays, and poetography.
My poetry … is inspired by so many greats, but especially Carl Sandburg, Mary Oliver, William Cullen Bryant, and the Imagists of the 1920s, particularly Adelaide Crapsey. I have been writing poetry since my early teen years, embracing the challenge of taming thoughts into poems. I believe there is a poem in every scene no matter how bland, every event no matter how small, and every experience no matter how insignificant.
My Poetography … blends my own poetry with my original photos. I have been enjoying photography for nearly as long as I’ve been writing poetry. In fact, I still love and use the old 1971 Cannon my Dad handed down to me when I was 19; of course, most photos I take these days are with my cell phone. Long before I knew this art form had a name, I would photograph the scenes that inspired my poetry, or snap photos to illustrate my poetry.
I hope you enjoy my work, and that you, too, will be inspired to find the amazing in the ordinary. 🙂
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