I enjoy poetry as a medium for artistic expression, especially when it's written in meter and rhyme. During my time in high school, I became interested in poetry after reading Dawn, a poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar. Even though it is composed of only one stanza, the imagery of the splendor of an early dawn is elegant.
I did write several poems after graduating from high school and even during the first few years of marriage, but they have long since been lost.
Though I have occasionally written poetry in free verse, my favorite forms to use include the sonnet, quatrain, couplet, villanelle, and other traditional forms. My poetry covers topics and issues that touch our daily lives.
I favor keeping phrases simple in my poems. However, I enjoy reading poetry that includes the skillful use of elegant words.
On the following pages, the poems are divided into three thematic parts and a fourth section comprised of miscellaneous topics.
I hope you will enjoy your visit.
Angel L. Villanueva