I've always been fascinated with words....the way they feel, their texture, tastes, sounds, fragrance, and colors. There are endless ways to paint a picture with words. That's the way i view poetry and to a lesser extent prose....from the perspective of an artist who creates worlds of meaning on the canvass of life. Having practiced three forms of art....paintings, poetry, and prose....i much prefer poetry. Drawing a wealth of inspiration from nature, i use the imagary of things in the natural world that moves me....a waterfall, a tree, mountains, clouds, an infinity of images to create my poetry. My love of poetry is the natural outcome of a lifetime of being an observer of the natural world. I would define myself as an artist/naturalist.