Can you tell us about yourself?
My name is Andy David. I'm a poet who exists in the image of love. I've been writing poetry since I was a young boy. I enjoy writing about love and romance.
Which country do you live in now? What’s your profession? be general, no need to specify your location...
I live in the
& am employed as a manager. US
We’re happy that you have been part of Poets Rally as a participant, what has driven you to where you are in this particular community?
Poets rally offers opportunities to share, and I enjoy sharing & reading the different styles of poetry and prose. I also enjoy interacting with & getting to know a little bit about the poets from different parts of the world.
How long have you been blogging? Do you think being part of a poetry community contributes to your creative writing?
I posted my first poem on 28 January 2011, so my 1 year anniversary is fast approaching.
Yes, being part of a poetry community contributes to my creative writing. It challenges me to think and write outside my normal box & it's a great way to encourage fellow poets.
Why poetry? Do you write fiction too?
I've always written poetry. I love the rhythm & flow of words. I have written a few fiction pieces for other communities, but my forte is poetry.
Please share 3 to 5 blog links you enjoy reading most, give 1 or 2 sentences to tell why you love their creative process.
There are so many good blogs I come across, it's hard to choose. I tend to veer towards those blogs whose subjects are about love & romance.
My favorites would have to be:
1. Sweet Lust by Heaven - http://a-sweetlust.blogspot.com
Her poems always have a tinge of love & sensuality to them & are usually accompanied by equally provoking images.
2. memoirs of a homemaker by Janaki Nagaraj - http://janukulkarni.blogspot.com
Her poems are like sunshine and evoke many emotions in me.
3. Marbles In My Pocket by Charles Mashburn - http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com
Charles is very adept at expressing his emotions. His poems are written with passion straight from the heart.
How do you know when a poem is done? Your own experiences need to be shared here...
I usually know it's done when the ending ties in with the entire body of the poem. When you've been writing for the number of years I have, you get a "feel" for a poem.
How do you decide when a poem is "good"? Do you redo your own poems after they’re posted? it could be poem someone else written...
I believe editing over & over is key. A poem can always be improved. I usually know it's good when my emotions are evoked after reading it.
Do you think music and poetry are related? Why?
Yes, I believe poetry & music are very much related. Each has rhythm & flow. Both are about meaning & expression. For example, there are lyrical poems which is poetry made into music. Rap music is often compared to poetry. It has rhyme & rhythm, but is still music. I would even go so far as to say music is poetry & poetry is music.
What issues are closed to your heart? Women’s rights, child abuses, etc.…name one…
In my humble opinion, all issues are equally important & I don't think it would be fair to choose one over the other.
What’s your other hobbies besides writing? Do you have pets? Give us a picture if you own a pet.
I don't have any pets, but I do enjoy watching basketball, football & cricket.
Please list your blog links below, share 1 or 2 poems that represents best of your poetry talent…
Thanks in advance.
NEW ADDRESS for Andy: http://
The poems I'm choosing are:
Mother...The Flower Of My Life –
Freedom To Love Only You –