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.

21 thoughts on “Poetry”

  1. As Poets United celebrates its first anniversary this week, we want to thank you for your support. Over the past year, we have grown to 250 members plus and are steadily growing. Poets United is proud to have you as one of our members and look forward to another successful year. Your imagination, creativity and willingness to share with us is what makes our community such a wonderful place. Thank you for beautiful poetry and thank you for being a part of Poets United.


  2. Hey, I was just going through your blog and discovered some really wonderful photographs and poetry! I find it’s all connected – all forms of expression. I hope you keep exploring both mediums. And thank you for introducing me to Tim Upperton. I’m finding his work extremely interesting.

    Cheers from Supertramp!


  3. haiku and cinquain lure me…
    rendezvous with free verse and sonnets are often sought after
    longing to scribble for more of these, I can’t vanquish.
    :) glad to meet another poet here…


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