Pearl Baldwin

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  • 2005 Poster: Stroll the Town Parade


    Stroll the Town Parade

    It seems like I learn from my poetry. It's amazing to me how I can just write, just sit down and write my feelings and my thoughts. They're not organized or collected, but after I've written them down, I can see more clearly.

    When I'm writing it's just writing for writing's sake, so to speak. Just writing about different things that I know or that I've learned about. And then, after it's all said and done, I see more deeply into it, as if I'm not the person who's writing the poetry.

    Eventually, I get the idea behind the things I'm writing about, and then I'm able to formulate the poem from a better perspective. And then I wonder, How did this happen? It's almost like music, it's so mysterious. You don't know what you have inside you. You open your mouth and out comes something that you didn't know was there.