Name: Marie Elena Good
Location: Born in Columbus, Ohio (a Buckeye to my core). Now living in Northwest Ohio.
Blogs: Poetic Bloomings (A shared blog with Walter Wojtanik, where poets of all age and skill are welcome. We offer a prompt every Sunday morning. Come discover the many poet-promoting features we offer.
How do you know Cara? We met a few years back at Robert Lee Brewer’s Poetic Asides April Poem-a-Day Challenge. The wonders of internet connection are grand, indeed. I was drawn to Cara, as she shares my passion for packing a punch in few words. My common reaction to her work is, “Wish I’d written that!”
How long have you been writing poetry? My first poem was in Second Grade, as an assignment. Although I pictured myself as a future “writer”, I did not attempt another poem until 2009 (decades later), when I saw a notice of the April Poem-a-Day Challenge, and decided to test the waters. The number and quality of poems posted there was intimidating to me, but a few kind words from folks such as Cara and my now-blog-partner Walter Wojtanik kept me plugging away. Poetry is now as much a part of my daily life as coffee.
What kind of poetry do you write? Faith-based, light humor in many topics, and all-things Sophia Rose (my enchanting one-year-old granddaughter).
Please share a poem:
Of Dandelions and Manicures
One edges, tidies, snips, and trims,
Who knows nothing of dreams and whims.
One scatters dandelion seeds,
Who understands a daydream’s needs.