Featured Artist: Molly from Transatlantic Notes
Updated: Apr 23, 2021
Hi, I'm Molly.
I'm a British immigrant who has been living in the mid-western United States for about 7 years (I moved across the Atlantic to be with my husband).
I'm a teacher (trained in the UK with a Bachelor's Degree in Primary Education) and the creator/blogger behind Transatlantic Notes, where I explore the politics, activism, news and events that shape the USA and wider world and write about racial, social and environmental justice/reform (as well as poetry).
Link to poetry page on Transatlantic Notes: https://transatlanticnotes.wordpress.com/simple-living/poetry/
What does poetry mean to you?
Poetry is a creative way of expressing feelings and experiences that connect us to each other. It's something we can use to reach out to other people and explore our own humanity.
What inspires your poetry?
If something or someone moves me or speaks to my heart, then I find it works its way into my writing.
Which are most important to you: (1) joy, (2) peace, (3) patience, (4) kindness, (5) self-control, (6) faithfulness, (7) gentleness, (8) love, or (9) goodness? If you can, explain why.
I would say love is the most important one overall because it can be found and even created by all the other choices listed. Love, to me, is a form of reciprocity (a key part of my life) where all of those elements combine as a gift to both give and receive.
What sort of things are you looking forward to improving this year?
For my poetry and writing it would have to be getting more organized and creating a better space for me to write in so that I don't procrastinate as much as I have recently been doing.
What is one big dream you have?
I have many, but with regards to my writing/poetry, I'd like to have a book/s published of my work.
Navigate the stars and oceans of what was,
and sail among what could be.
Find yourself somewhere between longing and living,
embrace the rough and the quelled sea.
Taste the salt and chase the wind, sing with the birds at sunrise.
Give time for mists to linger,
then seek harbour under dark skies.
Befriend the waves both high and low,
let the cold dance over your skin.
Warm yourself in fresh daylight,
exhale the dawn and begin.
Find Molly here:
Instagram- (transatlantic.notes) www.instagram.com/transatlantic.notes
Twitter- (saltwatersong) www.twitter.com/saltwatersong