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What’s Poetry To Me?

As a youth, I didn’t know that most of my writing was something, an arrow aimed toward a goal. It was simply something I did. Later, with education, I learned it was soothing. That the little stories were forms of ways of self-therapy. I wrote worlds where I was accepted and liked and within the places, I created I meant something. Poetry came into my life through school, but I didn’t really start forming what would be considered poems until after I had written oodles of stories, characters, and situations that were personality and life-changing.

I didn’t write poetry to ever show anyone. I knew I was scribbling and writing little lines of things, but it was inconsistent. I had been taught that poetry usually rhymed. Of course, I’m sure they taught more, but I only remember it rhyming. Some of what I wrote had words that went together like this, some didn’t. Some lines flowed in this style and others didn’t. This didn’t make it poetry to me until I learned about free verse poetry. A type of poetry that was free from the limitations of regular rhythm or rhyming. The gears moved and things clicked, I had been writing some poetry in this style and didn’t even know it. Oh, how one can grow!

Though, at times my poetry still had rhyming at times, most times and most of what has been selected for my first collection is freestyle. For poetry, it solved a problem I had. That issue being what I was doing. So often, over the years, I found myself inspired, but not enough for an entire story or novel, but a just enough ignited to ooze out some lines that were deeply meaningful personally. Poetry came to me as quick jots of emotional expression. They held my secrets. My lines meant something to me when I scribbled them, but often no one wouldn’t know.  They couldn’t decipher the code and my secrets could be held close even though they were in plain sight.

I believe poetry is something that can be incredibly personal but also hidden. I have come to appreciate how you can read a poem and find a meaning in it that makes it personal to you as well. A short beautiful little burst of expression.


If you’re interested in the above mention collection of poetry, it’s in pre-orders at the time this post goes live, but may already be out if you’re reading this later than July 25th, 2019. Click the link below to go to Amazon and purchase it!

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Description:

This is a collection of selected poetry written by Lynn Lesher, known as the author L Bachman covering a span of nineteen years. Considered incredibly personal works, Bachman is only known comfortable releasing her poetry into the world for others to enjoy. The subject matter varies and because of this, the hope is for the reader to take from the poetry something of their own, even if that is not what inspired the work originally by the poet.

Some poems, written in with an emotionally dark style, may be considered disturbing for some. Some poems were inspired by dark subject matter that includes, but not limited to domestic violence, grief, trauma bullying, death, and mortality. It also includes pieces that express, but not limited to strength, hope, and love.


The collection will go live August 20th, 2019! This is such an exciting time!

28 DoBR: Complete Tales and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe

This poet, along with the writer Mary Shelly, was one of the first I’d ever heard about that really stuck with me. I am a big Edgar Allan Poe fan, with HP Lovecraft really being the only one to rival my love of his work. When I began practicing my artistic skills he also became one of the first portraits I’d work with over and over.

His poetry always called to me, as if his sorrows were the most relatable to me. I came across him at a young age, it wasn’t the dark love poetry, but the sadness and calling that came across to me the most. He’s an emotional poet.

Synopsis:

This book contains tales and poems by Edgar Allan Poe that became innovative literature discoveries at the time and extremely popular in its genre: The Fall of the House Usher, The Gold-Bug, the poem The Raven. Edgar Poe was one of the first American writers who wrote mostly novellas. Within twenty years Edgar Poe created two short novels, two poems, one play, about seventy stories, find poems and ten essays that were published in magazines and almanacs and then gathered in collection books. Edgar Poe was highly valued by Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle and Howard Phillips Lovecraft who admitted his pioneer role in the genres they were popularizing.

#behindthescenes What’s fueling: All of my Every Things?

Who doesn’t like some backstory to the creation of a project? I decided to do just that, share some of this collection more in-depth. Let’s start with that this project marks a first for me. I’m known for my horror and dark fantasy series The Blasphemer Series and my bestselling and award-winning short story Human Ouija. Both of these works were picked up by the publishing house Burning Willow Press, LLC after their self-publications. I’ve been included in many anthologies still writing horror or darker materials.

So, with all that why go poetry if I’ve established myself as a darker author? The answer to that is so simple, it’s time. Behind-the-scenes for years I’ve worked on things that I either never finished or put on a back burner waiting for the time to come. Poetry filled notebooks and then was forgotten about, some even found places on old accounts on art websites or profiles.

Last year, a very old poem of mine found itself included in Southern Fried Autopsies Anthology. It’s a darker poem, but not as dark as I have gotten in the past or even in the present, but it felt right to include that one in that project. Poetry is very personal to me. I can write fiction all day, but non-fiction is harder for me to be willing to release in the world as I’m a private person.

I never considered myself a poet even though I’ve been called that, I just write, and that’s what I call myself…a writer or author in reference toward published works. Poetry is non-fiction for me, it’s all inspired by raw emotions, events, situations, and people I know. With this project, you will be given the closest thing to a memoir or an autobiography I can give at this point in time.

I have planned a memoir and still working on one. This memoir is very hard for me to write because of the topic it covers and a very dark period in my life, but it’s a story that needs to be shared and will be shared when…you guessed it…it’s time.

Poems in this collection will cover topics that included but are not limited to:

  • Dying
  • Love
  • Loss
  • Mortality
  • Inspiration
  • Suffering
  • Life

But with all art, I believe, though these are the topics that inspired different poems included I hope that whoever reads them take away something for themselves. They’re up for interpretation!