This week's blog of the week is Poetry with Me by Pamela Sayers. Pamela is an English teacher who lived most of her life in the United States, but has lived in Mexico for the past nine years. She began this blog in January, 20l0. Besides writing, her profile tells us that she is also interested in drawing and painting. From some of the poems that she has written, we can tell that she is very conversant about art and artists. We love the title of Pamela's blog, as it draws the reader right into her captivating and original poetry.
She is an inclusive poet, not self-absorbed in the least, often interacting with those who comment on poems in her blog. We often find ourselves absorbed in the comments Pamela and others make. She is an avid writer, writes a poem most every day and is admirably accomplished in so many different styles. Some of her poems are free verse, but she also writes in different forms. Did someone say shadorma? (She is always up for a challenge!) We have followed Pamela's poems for the past several months, and we visit her blog because of the diversity of her work. We never know what we will find there! Pamela is a refreshingly open and honest poet. She writes from many different moods, all of them her.
In addition to always contributing to Poets United Think Tank and Poetry Pantry, Pamela participates on many other poetry sites, including Big Tent, We Write Poems, and most recently the grueling, but also rewarding, Poetic Asides Poem a Day during the month of November.. She is always an encouraging visitor to the blogs of others, it is, in her own quiet way, an inspiration and positive example to the poetry commuity.
Here are a few examples of Pamela's poems we really liked. Have you ever had guests that didn't leave? I would guess most of us did. Pamela's poem says it all: Did I Invite you?
Another recent favorite can be found here which lets us know why she writes can be found here: I've learnt a few things
Pamela states in this poem:
"I write because I love to
I feel the need to say,
what’s on my mind."
She writes what is on her mind extremely well! Her poem causes the reader to consider just why he/she writes. Why do you write?
Pamela has the gift of being able to write poetry in both English and Spanish, whereas some of us struggle with poetry in only one! Here is an example of one of her well-crafted bilingual poems: Esencial
We at Poets United hope that you will take a look at Pamela's blog from time to time. You will see her often around Poets United, both as a poet and a supporter of others' poetry. We know you will enjoy her work.
(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.)