if there was a single word that could sum up the essence of my poetry, it would be the word violet. For two reasons:
1. violet(s) sound similar to the words violent/violence. they are spelled similar, but also represent two different aspects of life.
2. violets represent beauty. flowers of beautiful color, bright, lush. they represent life, but also as flowers are usually present at funerals and graves, they represent death.
my poems represent the beauty of life, the innocence of a flower pushed and pulled by wind, grounded in earth, fighting for survival. for the representation of something pure, and honest. a flower plagued by the idea of violence. the idea that someone can tear apart the most innocent and beautiful life and make the earth ugly. there is so much in the word violet(s) that it can not be hidden from all of the world’s surrounding violence.