All the poems are also in the blog and the newest poems will be posted there first before they get posted here.
Most of my poetry is about my spiritual journey. Some of it is quite raw dealing with family issues I am processing at the time. I donít really edit my poems. They come out as they are, and I share them whether I like them or not I had a whole book full of poems and song lyrics that I burned in 1991. I burned them because of how close to my heart I held them, I didnít want anyone to ever see them if anything happened to me. It is one of the only things I have done in my life that I actually regret. Included in this book was a whole bunch of poetry that I wrote processing the stillbirth of my only daughter Samantha in 1985. At this point I think there were poems there that may have been healing for other women who experienced a stillbirth, and I wish I could capture them back. Only two poems survived from that time, Is Within Me I consciously kept and Glass Rock I found in a bunch of papers a couple years after the burning.
For many years I really didnít write any poetry or lyrics. Then I met a most wonderful friend named Martina. She is herself an accomplished poet and when she heard I hadnít written in years she would have none of that! She tasked me to write again and once I started I never stopped. Now I share all the poems at the request of my spirit guides. They donít want me to ever hold them so tightly again. Maybe sitting here on the Internet they will rarely or never be read, but the fact that they can be read prevents me from hiding aspects of myself that it is not healthy for me to hide.
All poems are PDF files requiring Acrobat Reader or another PDF reader
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