August 8, 2014 by annablakegodbout I am often asked why I have chosen to write poems instead of novels, short stories and essays in my writer’s life. My answer is not a complicated one:Because I want to. Because it lets me be authentic. Because we need poetry. Besides, supplies are basic and simple…a … Continue reading Why I Write Poetry
August brings forth the winding down of summer days and nights. Soon Nature's landscape will begin slow quiet changes often without notice. Before the calendar rolls in September, I give you a poem of quiet summer reflection. A moment in time when evening settles in and memories are held dear..... Midnight slips out of … Continue reading Giving the Beach Back to the Tourists
Fooling with words, I seek out a dream- how to make a life as a poet. Hot coffee, and cold truth, a woman’s notebook encounters the writing circle, on a Thursday in autumn at the bookstore. Later, a walk on the beach, a gift emerges. Naming the winds, I begin writing towards home while I … Continue reading Another Book Spine Poem
Escaping into the open a sudden country... woven on the wind. On winter morning walks, Hunger speaks.