Biography of Joy BurkiWatson
'Ships that pass in the night, and speak (to) each other in passing,
only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak (to) one another,
only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence'
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
'The most beautiful and most profound experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the source of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their primitive forms – this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of true religiousness.'
'God bless the man that takes his hand to share what makes him feel and this because he fell in love with sensual ideal.' Joy
I came to poemhunter to share my poems and to read yours! I am always looking for new ways to write those things that are closest to my heart as well as looking for fellow poets who most move me by what they write!
I enjoy leaving my comments and if you allow, will make critical comments when they are asked for. I am looking for your comments as well and anticipate that you will give me good and honest critiques and also suggestions for improvement!
I am a Floridian who loves the outdoors and nature and spent many years working with the Department of Environmental Protection. I started writing after I semi-retired. I began traveling as well, to 'see what I could see'. I enjoy sailing and spent 11 months sailing the Bahamas with my late husband. I love clean water and clean air and prefer the country to the city.
My poetry will reflect these experiences as well as my deep love for philosophy. Every once in a while something strikes me as funny so I try to document some of those occassions. I have written a wide spectrum of forms and styles as well as topics and look forward to hearing from you as you peruse them! I always applaud comments... so if you're poor read and comment!
Thanks for taking the time to read all of this! I hope to support this site by supporting others and sharing all the points that I keep earning by giving back!
Joy BurkiWatson's Works:
to be published late April: 'In Between You & Me'
Wanting To Be
When all that I once knew
estranges the ‘used to’s’,
I let those rue thoughts interchange;
then wait while solutions
encouraging movement for change!
I shouldn't take for granted