T.Byron K. 2013

Intuitive Empathy & "The Shining"

I believe intuitive empathy is another form of "the shining" and a gateway for creativity. A person can't readily hide their emotions at all from me. I am able to discern what is going on inside someone's spirit generally without even knowing them.

T.Byron K. 2013

Pax/Long Branch WVa

Much of my family on my Father's side are from Pax/Long Branch WVa. I remember several mystical journeys in my childhood to visit the family house with the Kelly men, the abandoned mine that my Grandfather worked in, (and his Father worked as well) the family grave yard hidden up the Hollow with beautiful old headstones and stories my Dad told of Big Rock. The old player piano in the house was still miraculously in tune. The quiet calm of my Uncle V. Byron Kelly, who was a pilot in Korea and Viet Nam and learning to play chess for the first time with my smart Cousin Glenn. There was even a secret family handshake imparted- we were sworn to secrecy about sharing it with any ladies in our family, but I later learned they all knew it too.

T.Byron K. 2013

Digital Archive

I always suggest to my students if they are writers that they begin and keep a digital archive of their work. When I first began writing back in 1987 I did not have a computer and I wrote all of my poems in long hand (and still do). By the time I did have a computer in 1998 I found LiveJournal which has served as an archive and workstation for me since then @ https://tbyronk.livejournal.com
Any good blog platform will do, but LiveJournal has a "tags" feature for each post that allows you to create categories, you can also share or keep them private. We spend a lot of time these days looking at/liking other people's writing online, LiveJournal is a place that the time you have could be invested in your actual work (if you are writer) and it could prove enjoyable to share on. There is also an app to add LJ to Facebook if you like as well.

T.Byron K. 2013

Poetic Story Line

I still like to consider frequently
the notion of the poetic story line,
each moment is an unfolding of some
story all around us and there is poetry in that alone.