Monday, December 6, 2010

Poetry Blog of the Week - (6 December 2010) Poetry With Me

Selected and written by Mary Kling

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.)


  1. I am honored. What a nice write up about my blog. As for my bilingual abilities, well, I still have a lot to learn. Thanks so much Mary.

  2. Congrat's to Pam...excellent choice Mary..always enjoy reading Pam's work and her perspectives from living in another country....bkm

  3. Mary, this is a lovely write-up about a very accomplished and interesting poet. Thanks for writing it.

  4. Congratulatios to Pamela. She is such a polite lady, and her poems tell great stories. As far as kindness goes, she comments on everything. I could not like anybody in any way more than Pamela. She is a great poet!

  5. You have a lovely blog, Pamela. I enjoy visiting and reading your work.

    Nice choice, Mary.

  6. Pamela,you have a lovely blog .
    Enjoyed reading some of your poems .
    Thank you Mary for the wonderful write up..

  7. Pamela,

    I am so happy to see you featured here.You always encourage us with your beautiful comments - looking forward to more more and more poetry from Mexico!

  8. Pamela,

    I have always enjoyed reading your poetry.
    Your work reflects so many life experiences.

    Congratulations on this very worthy acolade.
    Best wishes, Eileen

  9. Congratulations Pamela. And Mary another very nice write-up even during this busy season. It is wonderful to be featured here and coming here always leads to some wonderful reads. Good work all.

  10. glad your wonderful blog was featured here at Poets United! I always enjoy reading your poetry! :-)

  11. I just love this blog. Great choice for blog of the week. I visit "Poetry With Me" often.