I wrote my first poem when I was six years old. Actually, I couldn’t write yet, so I dictated it to my father, after pestering him for a couple of days. The result was a two-page poem about the four seasons. In the years that followed I have read a lot, traveled around the world and accumulated interesting life experiences. A few years ago, I started to write poems, inspired by a friend of mine, soon followed the short stories. When I think about a poet or any writer, there are a few words from Kahlil Gibran that come to my mind: “Once I said to a poet, “We shall not know your worth until you die.” And he answered saying, “Yes, death is always the revealer. And if indeed you would know my worth it is that I have more in my heart than upon my tongue, and more in my desire than in my hand.”
I respect those who share themselves with others through their art. I would like to thank a very talented artist and friend, the Brazilian painter Gisele Moura, who has kindly allowed me to use the image of one of her paitings as the cover photo to my blog.