As one who rebelled against Chaucer and Shakespeare and preferred being on the edge, I realized that poetry was a creative way to tap into the voice of my soul. That’s why my poems are narrative poems or poetry that tell stories — often stories of my life growing up. Poetry helped me gain insights and it was a place where my imagination could roam free.
In my forthcoming book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, I write about what it was like growing up as a baby boomer and how writing poetry encourages a certain interconnectedness between us.
For complete essay, read Diana's new blog on Boomer's Cafe: How Poetry Has Affected One Boomer's Life
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