I love to write poetry.
When doing my degree at Massey I was gifted with some amazing tutors, a few of them poets.
They opened up an area I was hesitant of exploring.
NOW – I can’t get enough.
One of them, the extremely talented Tim Upperton, once told me to stop hiding behind niceties and say what I meant.
I try to follow that advice with everything I write – not only poetry.
These days, when I find that I am stuck for ideas in other areas of my writing, poetry is where I return to.
Poetry will often bring me back to a place of creativity.
The act of cutting away all the unnecessary seems to free the clutter from my mind as well.
The act of stepping out from behind the niceties sets me free !
If you like any that you read – feel free to say so.
The same goes for letting me know what you think doesn’t work.
I won’t take it to heart – writing has helped me to develop a much thicker skin.