I started writing poetry in my
early forties. When I was younger
I was much shier in my writings,
and never would have imagined
I would someday write my own
poems. I used to read a lot of
poetry, mostly the Romanian
classics like Mihai Eminescu,
George Cosbuc, Topirceanu,
Alexandri, the French poets
Baudelaire, La Fontaine, or the likes of Pablo Neruda whom
I later discovered.
My poetry is inspired by life, yet, just like the classics, when
I write, I like to let my imagination go and pretend that I
am composing a fi ctional piece. This is why, sometimes
even the rhythm changes, not only the rhyme of each verse
within the poem.
I have a poetic nature, and I am drawn to metaphors, but
I can also use description to depict a story in the most
honest, direct way, while allowing for the poetical value to
be revealed within the content of the whole poem. I do not
like to be constrained in any way, and my poetry is generally
free verse with some rhyme. I get my inspiration from love,
spirituality or politics.