Monday, December 3, 2012

In the beginning...MY POEMS

Wrote my very first poem February 14th , 2007.
I woke up out of my sleep with this poem swirling around in my head.
I got up and quickly scribbled it down.
It was "Our Place”, the first of many more poems to come. After that day, the poems just started to flow and flow. Within the span of about six months, I had written well over 200 poems.
Most of the poems in both of my books Reflections of a Mississippi Magnolia and My Magnolia Memories and Musings came from that initial period of writing/inspiration.

It's funny that I very rarely, ever, sit down to intentionally write a poem.
Most of them come to me as I am going to sleep, waking up, in my dreams...
or ODDLY, when I am alone in my car.

I can safely say that well over 50% came to me and were written in my car.
I call it my 'personal think tank'.
When I am riding alone, with no conversations to distract me, with no music on or inside noise........the magic happens!



  1. That is so inspiring to know that one of your great talents was discovered later in life! In The Beginning really speaks to discovering God's design for you-already inside of you. Love it.

  2. It's so interesting to know the origin of your poetry.
    The car thing has me just a wee bit worried. There are phone apps that act as a voice activated recorder. Would not want ANYTHING happening to you as you try and do your car writing. :))))