How do I write?
In bursts and bunches,
Not in steady streams of
Inspiration, not at certain times,
But in bits of brilliance and
Insight that come in the night,
From wisdom not my own.
Never do I write with rules or discipline
For savvy sophisticates or
For the modern or learned crowd.
No, that’s not the poetry meant for me.
I write what comes in the night.
As most of you know, I did not plan on becoming a poet. It was never my dream or my bliss. I started writing what came to me. I still do. I walk my own path. It is not with the literary societies that I mingle. It is not the poetry clubs that I join. Those groups have my respect, but it seems that a solitary writing path is best for me and my audiences.
My spelling and grammar is correct. The words are chosen with care. I edit for days, weeks and sometimes months. My writing is usually critiqued by a close group of wise and knowledgeable people who are honest with me. I work a piece of writing till the hair stands up on the back of my neck, like a dog who is alerted to something important, if not dangerous. Then I know I am finished with it. Then I send it out. skp
Party Time! Join Us!
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Please join me for a book release party for the long awaited,
It will be November 16th at 2:00 at the Ainsworth House, 19130 S Lot Whitcomb Drive, Oregon City, OR.
You can have a glass of wine and enjoy the company of other people who like poetry that is a little different.
I will be reading at 3:00, so if there is something special you would like to hear, let me know and I will read it just for you. All my books will be for sale at a reduced price. You can also go online and order at my new web site, http://www.earlenegrey.com
Please RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503-655-2809
Now, let's just hope the books are shipped in time!!! skp