Influences (or Why I Write the Way I Do)

Natalie Goldberg (free-flowing writing)
Clarissa Pinkola Estes (wild woman writing)
Jane Hutchison (direct-to-the-point writing)
Ernest Hemingway (simple words writing)

Monday, April 27, 2015


i am reading poetry
for reasons other than to combat alzheimer's
i am reading to find my voice again
that it can lilt, whisper and just as in my mind
i was reading Maya Angelou's Still I Rise
my voice was rising in a crescendo
I rise! I rise! I rise!
i wish i could read out loud
as much as my voice is shouting
in this head
and so i read poetry
to find peace
and to never run away again

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