Many poets today draw from traumatic experiences, tragic emotional upbringing or racial injustice. I did not have a terrible childhood. I wasn’t in a gang, my parents stayed married late in their years. It was about three years ago that the spirits awakened me between midnight and two or three in the morning. I would wake up suddenly with an intense drive to write and create poems.
I began to meditate and put myself into an inner spiritual state before writing. I saw glimpses of different personalities. I saw my years as a a knight from medieval times, an 18th century pirate and a 19th century American Indian. From this newly discovered past, I wrote in the present, what my spirits deeply felt. Their voices and visions were transformed into my conscious as I wrote to express their love and madness.
What makes me and my poetry unique, intriguing and captivating:
I write from two main characters and personalities, Apollo Greek God and Black Pirate, a romantic from mid 18th century in the mist of embattled times and past lives experiences. I am passionate about my ideas and principles; and I am genuine in my warmth and affection towards others. These two concepts are illustrated well in Love and Madness, as The Night Poet gives an honest and passionate perspective on how love can lift you to heights unimaginable, or to depths unfathomable. My poetry moves the reader.