For all of my followers, especially Greg (Mr. Jitters) and Lauren (Cuddles), please see a tiny bit of what makes me “tick” in writing this crittery journey by reading this interview published at asoulswalk’s wordpress blog. I was so honored by his choosing to interview me and by his very thoughtful questions. You are very much appreciated, soulwalker!

A Soul's Walk

Granbee, author of β€œgranbee,” a delightful poetry blog has graciously answered ten questions I had. Go check out her blog and make sure you stay a while when you are there.

1) You use animals in your poetry regularly. How did that begin?

I have identified very closely with animals since my earliest childhood
memories. I always seemed to understand what they were telling me. It was quite
early in my elementary school years that I began to feel these animals were
wiser than humans in the ways necessary to support life on this earth in the purest
forms. Also, I always believed that animals accepted me just as I was and actually
LIKED me that way! As I grew older and began to tutor classmates with learning
disabilities, I came to believe that the same unquestioning acceptance of other
people just as they are was an essential…

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25 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. writinggomer
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 09:15:34

    Nice interview Rose!! That was really cool, those were some great questions. Thank you so much for mentioning me, that was a surprise!

    You are a talented woman Rose, your writings that have wandered through the world with critters aplenty on a journey has been marvelous. Thanks for sharing it with us!

    I leave you with a HUG my sister in Christ. πŸ™‚

  2. Claudia
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 12:12:38

    nice..on my way over to read…

  3. willowdot21
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 19:31:03

    Wonderful interview with an amazing woman. I found you granbee at a time when I was so low I was not sure there was an up, I was writing a modern day interpretation of the nativity when Martin at drew my attention to you. Your work bowled me over and inspired me. In fact as you know I have in part taken on the persona of Old Crow especially when commenting on your critterly journey. You are a shining light granbee the lighthouse that saved me thus far and helped me to keep my head above water. I cannot think of anyone else who deserved this accolade more than you. with love Cra Cra Cra Crow!!

  4. Francina
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 22:34:48

    Wonderful interview , Rose, which I have read with pleasure.! You are a very talented woman and the interview confirms that once more.
    Ciao, Francina

  5. asoulwalker
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 00:29:08

    You, Granbee, are appreciated. That you even visit my space with all it’s pain, angst, anger, and shock is a testament to your empathy and grace. May the Lord bless you and keep you on your journey my fellow pilgrim.

  6. Christy Birmingham
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 06:12:21

    Great to learn more about you granbee! I like your ‘critter journeys’ πŸ™‚

    • granbee
      Sep 14, 2012 @ 07:06:01

      So wonderful of you to affirm this interview, ChristyB. I really love traveling with these critters, myself! So much to see and smell and taste and hear and feel and receive through The Light into my spirit, aided by these wonderful animal-ly friends!

  7. Jeannie
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 01:51:07

    granbee, I loved reading about you–what you think, what you believe, how your animal friends have helped you along life’s journey and the influence blogging has had in your work. It is such a pleasure to be walking the writing path with you!

  8. bardessdmdenton
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 03:09:17

    Wonderful interview, Rose. I feel like I just sat and had a cup of tea with you! All of your replies were interesting and beautifully expressed, but these two things jumped out at me:
    ‘I began to feel these animals were wiser than humans in the ways necessary to support life on this earth in the purest forms. Also, I always believed that animals accepted me just as I was and actually LIKED me that way!’


    ‘I have recently learned that poetry does not need to rely on form so much as on
    spirit, not on rhyme so much as on reasoning from the heart, not on rhythm so much as on the pace of growth in wisdom.’

    well, said, my dear friend! XO

  9. eof737
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 12:20:46

    Excellent interview… We got to learn more about you and what guides your writing… and you like Yeats! I enjoyed it very much. πŸ™‚

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