Initially, I wasn't in love with poetry. I found it hard to interpret and even more difficult to write. I only came to understand "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe in 2019!
I learned to appreciate poetry in college where I was introduced to the works of Sylvia Plath. Inspired by her work and personal story, poetry became a powerful tool in my creative process.
Although I still consider my poetry to be a work in progress, I love to utilize it as a pre-writing exercise and to release emotional stress.