Name: Laurie Kolp
Location: Beaumont, TX
How do you know Cara? We met at Poetic Asides. Cara and I got to know each other better through Facebook. I discovered she had several pieces published in Chicken Soup for the Soul, so as I impatiently waited for a response, I sent her a private message. She gave me so much encouragement and reaffirmed that it takes awhile. I love how supportive Cara is and I respect the fact that she stays away from poetic drama which can occur at times.
How long have you been writing poetry? I’ve been writing poetry most of my life, but have been actively pursuing it since 2008.
What kind of poetry do you write? I like writing all kinds of poetry- form and free verse- and I try to vary what I post on my blogs.
Please share a poem:
Below is a poem that won the Poetic Asides Tritina Form Challenge and will be published in an upcoming issue of Writer’s Digest.
She came home with stars in her eyes
twirling her hair, a dreamy smile
out of touch; I stadium waved hello.
A boy from church had told her hello
on the school bus where their eyes
met a split second in time, she smiled
as she told me the story and I smiled
because love always starts with hello
a skip beat of the heart, locking eyes.
Hello teen years, I smiled then rolled my eyes.