I write poetry because there is a deep joy inside from the process. I spend a lot of time alone and poetry is my companion along with all my books. I can put whatever I am feeling into words to either lift my spirits or get the junk out to clear my head.
There are so many poems on my blog, Confessions of a Laundry Goddess. I could pull from them to create a collection. I suppose I should sort through them and take a lot of them down, but for some reason I am not at that point yet.It is a road map of my growth. Those first poems sound a little silly now.
Hopefully in a few months I will be ready to publish my book. For anyone who has never done it, the poems are the easy part. It is all the other things that ruffle me. When I get it done, I'll be back to let you know.