About Me

steven humphreys, poet, poetry, prose, poems
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‘Me and my best friend Bubba’

 

Welcome to my site. I’m Steven James Humphreys, author of all the poems. Long ago I took a personality test at my college for career placement. I am the ‘INFJ‘ type, apparently a good ‘fit’ for those like me who like to write ‘stuff’. Why not go to MyersBriggs.Org to take yours? By the way, I receive no financial compensation for my recommendation. You might discover something about you that will lead you to your dream job or learn about the hidden you you’d rather be who’s ready to make his debut full time into the light of day.

My history… In my younger days, I got my inspiration from reading Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee’ and Henry David Thoreau’s notes on how he spent his time (two years) at ‘Walden Pond’.

One Friday night when fifteen I stayed up until dawn of next morning having written 50 poems. Unfortunately, they are all lost in time. Currently, I like writing poetry with hidden meanings or allegory.

But, more often than that it’s what ‘pops in my head’ in the moment. Usually, with no rhyme or reason. Such is within the ‘fabric’ of poetry? Maybe, yes? Iambic pentameter? I highly doubt you will find it here. I would say that belongs to William Shakespeare’s genius for writing his own plays and sonnets.

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before” ~ Edgar Allan Poe

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…”
~ Henry David Thoreau

I enjoyed reading J.D. Salinger’s autobiographical novel ‘Catcher in the Rye’ a couple years ago (which I should have already read in high school.) I found his book in the bottom of a ‘storage box’ my wife’s kids left in our garage.

“Mothers are all slightly insane” ~ J. D. Salinger

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon ‘Bukowski’, but he instantly influenced me after reading some of his poetry and semi-autobiographical novel, ‘Ham on Rye’. To me, he seems crude, yet his way of looking at the world is an interesting unique slant on life, all of his own making. I feel he is surely masterful in what he has written.

“Some moments are nice, some are nicer, some are even worth writing about”
~ Charles Bukowski, War All the Time

“Don’t try” ~ Charles Bukowski

You might want to publish your own book, so why not take a look at my self publishing page, Who knows, maybe I will say something that will strike a chord and help.

“If you want to create new things for this world, never listen to anybody. You have to suck your wisdom, all the knowledge from your thumb” ~ Stanisław Szukalski, Polish painter and sculptor

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‘All my beloved kitties’