I second what Francisco said. I think that world's tragic incidents have led you conciously or unconsciouly to write. Writing, you can correct me if I wrong, is a kind of relief and a sort of an escape from the tragey of life. From the tragedy and the cruelty of the evil nature of man. Your poems are a great solace to the soul dear Maria. Please keep it up! .
I wonder how 11 Sept might have affected the poetess as I read down her work. I have a sense of grief and this tone continues and it only changes in reading the 'Rainbow Gathering'. There's tragedy on her work (natural and human upheavals) and sensitiveness showing the presence of human kind in every poem of her. But I still hold in my heart and mind the question on 'how the 11 September might have affected the poetess in her writing! '
Sweet, Little Persian
She's neither thin nor fat This sweet, little cat! Her brown eyes follow me So friendly!
She's apparently shy Enjoying lifting her tail Whenever she passes by.