I’m so excited and proud to announce that the book my poem is featured in, Florida’s Best Emerging Poets, has been published! I can now call myself a 5-Time Published Poet, which is a title I am very happy to embrace.
Poetry has always been a way for me to let out my emotions instead of keeping them bottled up inside. A lot of the poems I have written over the years, especially the ones from when I was younger, came about through the pure outpouring of emotion onto paper. I couldn’t explain why I chose certain words or what the poems were even about, because they were influenced by my emotions alone.
The poem featured in this collection, however, I can say was influenced by a great love in my life: the moon. As creative as I am, the most apt title I could think to give it was “Love Poems to the Moon” because, quite simply, that is what the series of stanzas is. They interchange between talking directly to the orb in the sky and talking indirectly about it.
I’ve been in love with the moon since I was a child. I always enjoy staring at it, especially when it’s full. A lot of my poems mention the moon, but this one is focused intently on it. When I found out that this was the chosen piece from the few I submitted, I was glad to know that my appreciation for the moon could be, well, appreciated. I hope those who read this poem are just as enamored with the moon as I am.