I was asked about the meaning of some poems of mine about love, and lost love. I am a poet, and I use the hurt and joys of my life to inform my work. I am not speaking as me, Alex Ness, when I write about lost love, and perhaps not always writing as me, Alex Ness, when I write about someone I love. The voice is that of the speaker of the work.
So for those keeping score:
I am in love with my wife Beth, and she is my only love, romantically speaking.
If you read that I've a broken heart, I might have one, or it might be fiction. It isn't a good idea to explain every poem, because in the end, the universal emotions I express become limited should I explain them.
For the record also:
I love my son, more than anything in the world.
My two cats are angels in the guise of animals.
I have no money. No one buys my work.
But I am rich for the love in my life.
I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.
Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.
I bid you peace.
Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte