Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Welcome to "The Artful Poet"

Welcome to the first installment of a project I’ve dreamed about for many months now. I have looked forward to starting a blog about writing poetry and also the task of being an artist while also holding down two part-time jobs and being part of a family unit. Well (drumroll) ... this is it! I hope to explore aspects of writing and reading poetry and also share personal insights that come to me occasionally.

I have chosen to call this blog “The Artful Poet” since I want to write a personal blog about being a poet on Cape Cod. According to Webster’s Dictionary, the term “artful” means showing creative or artistic skill. The term also has a more designing connotation. It can mean wily, crafty or cunning. A poet is often crafty or subtle in observing the world without drawing a lot of attention to herself. So, the title of my blog seems fitting.

Seamus Heaney, the celebrated Irish poet, died recently at the age of 74. He wrote these famous lines at the end of his poem “Digging” -- “Between my finger and my thumb/The squat pen rests./I’ll dig with it.” Taking up my own pen, I vow to dig into the layers of experience that make up my life and share them in this blog.


  1. A perfect introduction to your blog -- the artful soul, creative writer, a special friend, and my big sister. :)

  2. Yeah, Robin! Can't wait to follow your journey.

  3. So happy to see your blog up and running. Love the name, too! You are an Artful Poet!!