There are times when it seems that Creativity needs a rest in order to brew. I haven’t been writing regularly for about two months, which is odd. But I have been working on music projects. When I focus on one art, the other one steps to the side a bit. That’s just how I naturally do things.
Sometimes I need to just sit and write, to get back in the flow. The poems that come from those sessions require a little more work (they don’t seem to pour onto the paper), but they are necessary to stay in practice, and to spark those poems that do just “pour out”. It’s a Poet’s life! Well, mine, anyway. Oh, and when you have cats, they like to “help” – lol!
Carol became addicted to the cathartic and highly personal nature of poetry as a child. She has taught poetry writing and appreciation to children and adults, and has had the good fortune to serve as a poet-in-residence for Clark Elementary School in Franklin, Indiana. She has also presented poetry workshops for librarians at the Children & Young People’s Division library conferences, and was awarded “Outstanding Teaching in the Field of Poetry” by the Barbara Juster Esbensen teaching award committee. Carol’s poems have been published in anthologies, journals, and magazines such as Frogpond, Branches, The Journal of Modern Haiku, The Vision, and Cricket.
Holding a B.A. in Music, Carol has performed in the U.S., Canada, and the UK. Ensembles to her credit include Shilombish, White Elk, Zionsville Flute Choir, American Crow. As well as being a vocalist, Carol also performs on silver flute, Native American style flute, bass guitar, and bass lute.
Also an avid equestrian, Carol is a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist, and loves to spend time with her mule, Andromeda.
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