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Andrea R M Fletcher
New York, USA


Why write poetry, Poet?

I started writing poems in April of 2002. I had no interest in writing before then, but, always was fond of reading. Poetry is a safeguard for me. It rescued me from reality at the time. I must write because I enjoy the spiritual aspect of writing, it calms my soul.

How did you get started writing poetry?

The first poem I ever wrote was "Who Cares Lord." I had just woken up in the middle of the night, as I could not sleep. This poem came about as I thought about my deceased Aunt, how much I missed her and hoped that she was with me, and what would she have me say. Then it clicked, "Who Cares Lord." I questioned the thoughts, who cares about what, Lord. What should I say? Please help me Lord! Then shortly after, I started reciting the words. I hopped from the bed and jumped on my computer and started typing. After I was done I questioned myself: "What did I just do here? Did I write a poem? WOW."

Who were your influences?

My favorite poets to read and listen to are Maya Angelou, Jamaica Kincaid, Dylan Thomas, Langston Hughes, Walt Whitman, Theodore Roethke, William Blake, Gregory Corso, Adrienne Rich, Sharon Olds, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Denise Levertov, Robert Kelly, and Robert Frost. Just to name a few.

Examples of Poetry

  1. A Fool and His Whore
     
  2. Angels (A Palindrome)
     
  3. Best Friend
     
  4. Breathtaking
     
  5. Christmas Presents
     
  6. Dream Light
     
  7. Everyone Cries Sometimes
     
  8. From Darkness to Light
     
  9. Let Me Not Lose It
     
  10. Live For The Day
     
  11. Love (A Palindrome)
     
  12. Love to Love
     
  13. Love Blooms
     
  14. Loving Yourselves
     
  15. Marriage of Convenience

Examples of Songs

What do you mean 782?
  1. Not Again!
     
  2. Reflections
     
  3. Remember the Forgotten Ones
     
  4. South Beach Miami
     
  5. Spirit with Love
     
  6. Strong Women
     
  7. Tenderly Embrace (A Sonnet)
     
  8. The Journey Of Life
     
  9. The Nudist Dances
     
  10. Their Faith Was Restored
     
  11. Today on this December 25th Day
     
  12. Unity
     
  13. Walk With Us Lord
     
  14. Who Cares Lord?
     
  15. You Are a Quiet Child

Who are the Scots?

Evelyn Glennie(1965 - ) Born in Aberdeen. Despite being deaf since childhood, Evelyn Glennie has become one of the world's most talented percussionists, performing with many of the greatest orchestras.





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