David Lee Sulgrove
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Why write poetry, Poet?
To touch hearts and minds and hopefully leave them with something worth remembering.
Also the love of performance arts and fine arts have always been a part of my life.
Poetry, similar to music or painting, arouses mood and vision.
Music paints with sound, and at times lyrics, to enchant the audience.
Poetry at best should accomplish such action and reaction.
Performance arts are very rewarding for audience and artists alike.
More of my poetry can be seen on my web site at http://www.geocities.com/davidleesulgrove/
How did you get started writing?
As far back as I recall I've been captivated by story tellers, musicians, and artists.
I gravitated towards books of mythology, nature, and science as a child.
In the early 70's I became a professional musician, touring the West coast, Midwest, and Canada
into the late 80's, writing and performing with my brother Chet Sulgrove, in a band named Stormbringer. I still play music, and engage in other artistic endeavors, though my main interests
lately have been writing poetry and short stories.
The enjoyment of entertaining and the fondness of world cultures has remained throughout my life.
I also have a great interest in the history, the legends and the myths of all cultures.
I feel an affinity to the northlands, in particular, Scotland, the isles and the northern reaches.
Who were your influences?
My influences are many. Here are a few.
MacNeice, Scott, Burns, Reed, McCrae, Ted Hughes, Donne, Traherne, Tennyson, Yeats, Keats, Chausson, Blake, Shakespeare, Shelly, Carroll, Longfellow, Stevenson, Poe, Robinson,
The sufi poets, Loa Tsu, and many many more in many different fields.
Examples of poetry.
Who are the Scots?
Dr David Livingstone
(1813 - 1873)
Explorer and medical missionary to Africa. He was the first white man to travel the length of Lake Tanganyika, and discovered the Victoria Falls. He then attempted to discover the source of the Nile, but died before completing the expedition. Henry Stanley was sent to find Livingstone and when they met he uttered the famous greeting 'Dr Livingstone, I presume'.