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
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...
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!