Marilyn Hodge

Marilyn Hodge
Marilyn Hodge

FEATURED POET DECEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012

In 1980, I began writing poems for weddings, retirements, and birthdays.  In 1998, I entered the Poetic Voices of America and was accepted.   My first published poem was “Memory Adrift.”   In 1999,  “Silent Beauties” was published in Poetic Voices of America Spring Edition.  Several years ago, I joined the Peoria Poetry Club and submitted five poems for publication.  “Memory Adrift” made its second appearance in print, along with “Magic Fingers,” ” The Piano,” and  “The Empty Chair Revival.”

Poems can come to you at any time, but you must be prepared to write down your thoughts no matter what you are doing.  I once used a McDonald’s place mat to capture my thoughts of my childhood – inspired by watching my grandson on the playground equipment.

Thanks to my family, Marcia, Deanna, Mary Sue, and Marcia’s typing skills;  and to my friends Bill and Holly Lynn, for computer skills and patience in putting this all together.

FEATURED POET DECEMBER 2011 – JANUARY 2012

POEMS

Love and Marriage