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David Lee Sulgrove

E-mail Address: starfield@icehouse.net
Please include the word 'POETRY' in the subject line of any email you send.

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.

  1. A Christmas
  2. A Fishin' I Would Be
  3. A Tear In The Rain
  4. Avalon Whispers
  5. Beginnings
  6. Celtic Twist
  7. Erin Remember
  8. Gold on Green
  9. Green Velvet Meadow
  10. Icebreaker
  1. Magicwood
  2. Poetspell
  3. Rainwood
  4. Ravenmage
  5. Returning From the Ancient
  6. Shelter Bay
  7. Sheaniah
  8. The Black Moor Crow
  9. The Wishing Well
  10. Waters of the Lake
  11. Wolfdreamer

Who are the Scots?

John Paul Jones (from Kirkcudbrightshire), who served as an admiral under Catherine the Great in the Black Sea, founded the United States Navy.

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