This blog is about nine years old. The name originates from percussion rudiments, but also a line in a poem that I wrote, shown here. I was born and raised in a family of musicians, but chose a career in science. There is both a sense of order and curiosity in that. I write to appeal to the music that is in my head, mostly poetry …though occasionally I might drift into other forms on a whim.
I have managed to publish several poems and I put together a chapter-book in early 2015. You can get it here http://www.amazon.com/Accidental-Songs-J-R-Shaw/dp/1508539804/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425900386&sr=8-1&keywords=accidental+songs
I find that I write because I want to, and I’m earnest in my efforts to make my poetry accessible. I think the interaction between reader/poem/poet is valuable. I believe that my words need a home – and this is the best place I’ve found so far.
I appreciate your comments and feedback about my poems and other writing.