As I've mentioned many times before, I have always loved poetry. It appealed to me as a child because it often had a soothing rhythm and took me places in my imagination quickly and succinctly. As a student and English major I studied the "great" poets and in the course of my reading discovered both Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Each has an entirely different style of writing but both have made an impact on me and I seek out their work to inspire me and move me. These are my entries for this week's The Three Muses Challenge.