Angel L Villanueva

When in high school I read the lovely poem, Dawn, written by Paul Laurence Dunbar. I loved the wonderful imagery and feelings it evoked, which moved me to ink my own thoughts and experiences. I wasn't a prolific writer, but I did pen many poems during those youthful years.

Years later, during a move to another home, the notebook containing all of my poems was lost. I painfully felt the loss. After that I held back from writing. However, not long ago my desire to write was rekindled after reading the delightful work other poets had been creating.

Though I write in it on occasion, modern poetry in the form of Free Verse does not appeal to me. I prefer the rhythmic flow of meter and rhyme found in structured, formal poetry.

I prefer simplicity of words in my poems, though I also enjoy works where fancier expressions are skillfully used.

While many of my poems have been written in the first person, it does not mean they are all autobiographical.

Images have been included with the poems. I hope they will add to your reading enjoyment.

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