Hello, my name is Seamus.
Every time I meet poetry it feels like an unexpected encounter with an old friend. There is comfort there, familiarity, so many words unspoken but still understood. Each chance encounter, I learn something new about myself.
Poetry is personal, but it transcends the personal. The events, feelings, and experiences written into my verses are never mine alone. They are shared, and even contradicted, by lovers, friends, and the occasional enemy. I often write about love and loss, as much as I have known either. The words I write about these topics are not the complete truth, but rather my version of events.
I share my poetry and my perspectives here in the hopes that you may recognize a familiar face, or re-meet an old friend, and that you will leave this chance encounter changed for the better, as I often am.