The Poetry Question queried which 5 books have influenced me over the years. A bit of a challenge as I’m constantly reading, and in my younger years I read a lot of Allen Ginsberg, but these are the ones that have shaped me the most in who I am today. I hope you enjoy and would love to hear your thoughts on what book(s) have influenced you over the years.
Late at night Lying in bed Headphones on Listening to music Or a few recorded poems Reading the latest I attempt to craft a new one Or brush up a draft not quite finished
It’s becoming routine I’ve always been An undercover poet Now I’m sharing my words With my family’s support as an added bonus
Shared are the happenings, The disappointments, The contests never won, Submissions rejected And poetry readings I’ve done But only a select few are read Only those that are safe Too many things need to be left unsaid
Safe are the clouds Blowing with the whispering wind Safe are the waves Leaping over me as I rescind All my powers to Mother Nature She’s the one we must bow to Who we give our ultimate thanks to
Those poems of desire and longing Full of sorrow Never to be filled By our wants in all of our tomorrows No, those things aren’t safe There’s too many things that need to be left unsaid