upcoming... Poetry Series: Clouds, and thoughts thereon by Maek Modica
About to show more of my inner poet. Eek.
I solemnly thank my 7th grade English teacher for really giving our poetry study segment some life. I've been writing creatively ever since.
A few years ago, I found the TED Talk where Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love) refers to her engagements with the poet Ruth Stone. I am so taken with the way the author Ruth describes her experience with being chased by ideas for poems like clouds. I feel the same about my process of writing poetry. I was so taken by this concept, I gave it some life and now I have a short series of poems (5 and counting) on the subject of such clouds, and other clouds in general.