i have always been fascinated with poetry. i do not remember when exactly this fascination began, but i have been a voracious reader since i learned how to read from watching sesame street. what i am sure of is that my fascination for poetry blossomed in full during my high school years. i began writing verses, and i even took up an elective subject in creative writing, and i was simply overwhelmed by the beauty, the music, and the imagery of the craft.
in college, i promised myself that i would master the English language, and i have vastly improved my vocabulary and grammatical expertise since then. i learned what poetic license really meant, and this through harsh reality and eperience. i still make a lot of mistakes, and my poetry leaves a lot to be desired. but someday, my hope is that i can publish a collection of verses.
most of my inspiration in writing these verses have been the naive emotions of unrequited love. i have tried to broaden my repertoire of topics since then, but i find i can only write of things i feel very strongly about. i would appreciate your comments and suggestions that can help me become better. and if you like what you read, please let me know too. compliments are still the best fuel to the fires of our craft.