Elizabeth Crawford has been blogging in her Soul's Music blog since January, 2009. Her blog is in black and white and basically uncluttered, which causes the reader to concentrate totally on her words. Within this simple format are beautiful poems. Not only poems, but her fascinating explanations of her poems. One unique thing about Elizabeth is that she always engages those who comment on her poems in conversation. This makes the commenters return again and see what Elizabeth answered. If you want to see what I mean, check out this poem "Held Loosely" and the discussion that takes place in Comments. No one who visits Elizabeth's blog is ever unanswered.
In an introduction to her blog, Elizabeth writes, "Poety is many things. It is whatever the individual wants it to be. There was a time when Poetry lived behind the stone walls of a locked cloister, as far as I was concerned. I couldn't get into that locked space or truly understand its attraction." Obviously this has changed for Elizabeth, as she has gotten seriously into poetry. I recommend you read this section of her blog About Soul's Music to find out how and why. Perhaps this will also cause you to reflect on how you happened to get into poetry.
Soul's Music very much describes much of the subject matter of her blog. One of my favorite discoveries is the poem called "The Call". In this poem the prophet becomes a poet. Trust me, it is a good read. If you enjoy meaningful poems that have a psychological, spiritual, or nostalgic overtone, you will enjoy Soul's Music as much as I do. Explore her blog. You will not be disappointed.
~ Mary Kling
(This post was written by Mary Kling. If you would like to read more of Mary's writing or poetry be sure to visit her blog "In the Corner of My Eye". Mary is a poet and writer who has been a wonderful supporter of Poets United since its start. We would like to thank her for all of her hard work.)