Monday, March 19, 2012

The Window To The World on Life of A Poet Week 13

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 US & am employed as a manager.

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 -

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 -

Her poems are like sunshine and evoke many emotions in me.

3. Marbles In My Pocket by Charles Mashburn -

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.

The poems I'm choosing are:

Mother...The Flower Of My Life – 

Freedom To Love Only You – 


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That was an amazing post thanks for sharing..

Andy David said...

Thanks for featuring me here. It's been a while since I answered these questions and I'm just letting you know my blog address has changed. Can you amend it in this post too, so others can find me if they so choose.

New blog address:

I'm honored to be a part of this community and thank you for spotlighting me & all the other poets in the series. Thanks again.

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