Welcome to Day 7 Of #RomancingSeptember
Our guest today is Pamela Beckford and her book of love poems called Love Aflame.
Where is your home town?
I live in Northeast Indiana
How long have you been writing romance?
I started about 3 years ago writing poetry and it quickly became love poetry
What is your favourite sub-genre of romance?
I like something with a good story, not just romance – I’m not much of an erotica reader though.
Love Aflame is a books of poems, how many are there?
First I use various poetic forms. It sounds like a short poem would be easier to write, but I find that restricting the number of syllables can force me to be very intentional with my words to get the desired effect. I do include a description of each poetic form for the readers though. There are 60 poems about love and unrequited love.
What inspires your poetry?
I have a muse and I get ideas from friends and their trials and their lives with their lovers
Tell us your favourite short poem from this collection and why?
His and Hers – I am pleased with the word choices and the way they compare and contrast between His and Hers.
Which long poem do readers like best from the book?
“If” is a poem that dreams of what could be – of what you are longing for.
Can you write us a short romantic poem about September?
Here is a Tanka (5-7-5-7-7)
Scorned and heartbroken
Tears burn canyons down my cheeks
Dance ‘round the fire of desire
E’en though I know it’s in vain
Tell us what you are working on at the moment.
I’m working on a new collection that I think will be titled Symphony of Love. Again, it will be a collection of short poems, many with a musical theme fitting into the love theme.
Where can readers find out more about you?
I’m on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/poetrybypamela?ref=aymt_homepage_panel),
Plus I have a blog (https://poetrybypamela.wordpress.com)
To find out more about Pamela and all our guests go to Stephanie’s blog where she’ll be posting a second piece about Pamela later today http://stephanie-hurt.com/