My name is Sondra Rose Marie.

I write poetry here.

On Sundays, I celebrate other poets with Someone Else's Poem I Like Sunday posts.

Submissions (images, art, poetry) are love.


First of all, if you want to write, write. And second, don’t do it. It’s the loneliest, most depressing work you can do. —Walker Percy

(Source: quote-book)

You can’t learn to write in college. It’s a very bad place for writers because the teachers always think they know more than you do—and they don’t. They have prejudices. They may like Henry James, but what if you don’t want to write like Henry James? They may like John Irving, for instance, who’s the bore of all time. A lot of the people whose work they’ve taught in the schools for the last thirty years, I can’t understand why people read them and why they are taught.


Photo from sousailzy's album on flckr.