Words are full of possibilities. They can take you places, show you sights and make you feel sensations completely new. Words are a journey. Each step is a chance to expand your horizons and come to a greater understanding of where you are, who you are and what your role is. Words bring excitement, joy and pain. They are the sword by which the world is forged, the bond by which lovers unite. Words are beauty, words are ugly and words are expression. Poetry is the means by which I reach out to the world and how the world inhabits me. Poetry is the result. From An Upstairs Room is my interpretation of the world around us. It is intended to be the first of a series of four chapbooks, each full of explorations in form, rhythm, content and tone.
In 2003 I boarded a plane, leaving behind the comforts of home and hearth, all because I needed to understand more of the world around me. In seeing the world i have learnt just as much about myself as I have the places I’ve visited. Each step I’ve taken poetry has been beside me. A companion since youth, it continues to grow and change with me, just as restless, just as hungry.
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