Poetry first entered my life when love opened the door to let it come through. The writing of it has been and is one of the greatest gifts of my life. It draws me into a deeper listening, so that what is ready to emerge can come through onto a blank page. It is self-inquiry -- joyous and alive. This in itself was enough until I began speaking poetry. It was then that I discovered that in sharing poetry with others, I am able to say what I have always wanted to say.