Widely-published late poet, Margaret Munro Gibson, was loved by many poets in the UK, where her work was welcomed by poets of the small press.
This collection (republished online, with permission) gives Margaret's approach to writing and the inspiration of the poet.
POETRY A WAY OF LIFE
When poetry is your way of life, there will rarely be a day when you do not read from one of your favourite anthologies. No day when you do not think of poetry. Few events will occur which you do not examine mentally for the possibility of the inspiration for a poem. Certainly nothing will touch your life deeply without eventually becoming a poem.
POETRY AS A HOBBY
You will be pleased when something strikes you as being the embryo of a poem, but if you have to bake a cake for guests, that will...