“I find I cannot do without poetry . . . I began with a little, but habit has made me a leviathan.” John Keats
I have always loved words; their meanings and sounds. I enjoy writing and reading (and memorizing) poetry. When I’m between poems, I like to do woodblock cuts to illustrate my favorite poets and poems and try to peddle them, along with my own poems.
The world seems to have grown so cynical, hateful and vulgar. I believe we need poetry now more than ever to help alleviate and offset the demeaning and detrimental effects of living in such times, and to elevate our minds and spirits above the pettiness and sordidness of this world. Hence this blog in which I wish to explore and share with you the beauty of poetry (my own and poets of the past) as well as keep you informed on what’s going on in the world of poetry today.