Monday, September 24, 2012

ABOUT MY POETRY : I Consider My Poetry Folk Art

I would best describe my poetry as "folk poetry"

Storytelling is a special Mississippi folk art. To me, folk art is simply art made/performed by ordinary "folk" for ordinary "folk".   Folk artists attempt to freeze their memories into their art and help to preserve the culture and customs of everyday life.   With Reflections and Magnolia Memories , I hope to offer a time capsule, of sorts, for future generations, offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of everyday people in our region. I hope that the poems will play a part in preserving a rich cultural history
I must admit an affinity for the familiar, the common, the everyday, the ordinary and the simple things of life.  The poems in my books, Reflections and Magnolia Memories are essentially "snapshots' from my life in written form of people, places, events and lessons learned.

Mark Twain said:"My books are like water; those of the great geniuses are wine... everybody drinks water." 

I say...  "My books are like water...plain, simple, 
crystal clear ...easy for ANYONE to drink in and digest." 
 Patricia Neely-Dorsey