My poems reflect a sense of wonder as I observe the beauty and mystery of nature.
I love walking in the woods, especially in the mountains. As I walk, I take time to discover. On morning walks near my North Carolina home, I watch leaves, flowers, birds, and bunnies. I also listen and feel the rhythms around me. Then I write poems.
My poems are short–sometimes just a focused glimpse, like the view through a camera’s lens. The closer the focus, the more I see. First, I jot down ideas soon so I don’t forget them. Then I shape and reshape the poem as I listen to the sounds of words together, the rhythms, the flow. I look at the shape of the poem, too, as I try to capture an image.
Although I listen closely to the sounds of words together and use words that rhyme, most of my poems are free verse.