I'm very new to poetry, really to writing in general. I've only written in a journal from time to time when feeling depressed, which is not new to me. I don't know why I started writing poetry, but it is quite therapeutic, so I will saunter on as long as I need or enjoy. My favorite part of this site is reading the masterful poetry of others (who know what their doing much more than myself). I am so grateful when I read pieces and recognize a part of my soul in another's words.