Writing poetry has been a source of personal enjoyment for many decades! Drawing 'dancing words' out of the soul has more often than not been a curious and effortless venture. Frequently the experience of writing poetry has been rather cathartic: the actual act of creation more akin to 'summoning' a stream of thoughts rather than a mental exercise. Having been a violinist and singer for many years poetry was yet another source of rhythmic expression and artistry! It has embodied the beauty, power and playfulness of language as well as exposed the hidden depths of human emotions, experiences and dreams .
I still wonder whether poetry defines us and the world or whether poetry is defined by something beyond us; something Divine. Whatever the case, the mystery is indeed inspiring! Am I a poet? Let me simply say that I shall continue to aspire to be!