My first published poem was in my junior high school
yearbook. I titled it “A Rose is a Lovely Flower.” And it’s true
because a rose is a lovely flower. Plus it also stood for love. But the
use of the rose in the poem was analogy for people.
A rose is a flower. Though we’re human, like the flower,
we all have our own distinct personalities. That makes us different. And
like how the red rose stands for love, yellow for friendship, we as
individuals stand for something too. Whether
to others, ourselves or our personal beliefs.
The rose and William Shakespeare opened up a new train of
thought in my early teen years. Questions about why we’re so different
when we’re all human. When we’re all the same. Questions begging to be
Did I know I’d seek the answer in a poem? No, I did not.
But somehow I knew, that though I wouldn’t come close, writing poetry
would set me on the path to finding it. An answer that couldn’t be
explained or understood with other opinions alone.
And that’s what I’ve been doing ever since. Writing poetry to search for answers.
About the Author:
Ever since she was young, Lidy Wilks was often found completely
submerged in the worlds of Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Sweet Valley High
and Nancy Drew. She later went on to earn a Bachelor degree in English
with a concentration in Creative Writing, from Franklin
Pierce University. Where she spent the next four years knee deep in
fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction workshops.
Lidy is the author of Can You Catch My Flow? a poetry chapbook and is a
member of Write by the Rails. She currently resides in Virginia with her
husband and two children. And an anime, book and manga library, she’s
looking to expand, one day adding an Asian
drama DVD collection. Lidy continues her pursuit in writing more poetry
collections and fantasy novels. All the while eating milk chocolate and
sipping a glass of Cabernet. Or Riesling wine.
Who'd have thought those darling little chickadees and blue birds would be going at it beak and feet? Remember the bird house that was up for rent last summer? (See below) Well they both want it. And it's not like I don't have a blue bird house up. But that's not the one they want. (Location.Location.Location.) Both species want the house on the crape myrtle tree. Mama Blue Bird had Mrs. Chickadee on the ground, whaling on her. When she finally let her up, Mrs. Chickadee went right after Mama Blue Bird ready to go at it again. Honestly, I don't even think the blue birds will fit in that house. I'm disappointed in the birds. They're acting just like people.
Has anyone been watching Bosch? So far, we've watched the first two shows and will probably catch up with the rest this week. I'm enjoying it as much as I did the first series.
Has anyone out there read the Bosch series by Michael Connelly? Seen the series? Personally, I think Titus Welliver has nailed the character. What's your thoughts?
This is a little long but it's an interesting interview with Welliver and Connelly.
How is everyone? Missed ya last week.
We spent a couple of nights with the babies and their parents. The little girl had an ear infection and the boy hives. They've been fighting one thing after another for five weeks now. Ah, daycare and the joyous sharing of germs.
From there we went to Wilmington. I'd never been to Wilmington before. It's like a coastal Asheville, enjoyed it immensely. It's a fun little town. Below are some of the pictures of where we stayed.
This was taken from our window.
This was in front of a little cul-de-sac shop.
We arrived home to this. The first flowers of spring.
I'm visiting with Yolanda and Mae today. If you're in the vicinity, stop by and say hey.
first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group
day. Members post about their doubts and
fears, discuss struggles and triumphs, and offer words of encouragement to
others who are struggling.
I recently heard some news I found to be troubling. Samhain Publishing is closing its doors. I'm afraid they won't be the last. With the advent of self-publishing, small press is fighting to stay above water. I love Amazon, as a writer and a consumer. But they are quickly becoming the most powerful game in town, if not the only game in town. And the first string players appear to be either trad or self-published. What are your thoughts? Do you think small press can survive?
Nope, I don't have a basket of free kitties or puppies, just a freebie book and some ninety-nine centers. Oh and by the way, I'm preaching to the choir here, but it's not a good idea to give away puppies and kittens unless you know the person who wants them. There really are folks out there that pretend they want pets, get them and turn around and sell them to labs.
But back on target. As you can see I've been playing with PSP again. I'm stuck on the three or four things I know how to do. It's time to spread my bat wings and figure out more 'stuff'.