wyldegreen poetrywriter
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Bio: Hello and welcome (:-) I am Myke Kofi, a lyrical, astro poet who resides in Wylde Green; a district of the Royal Town of Sutton Coldfield in the UK's second city, Birmingham. [The Royal charter was granted by infamous King Henry VIII in 1538, so he could hunt the stags in the local Sutton Park]! I enjoy writing from the heart as Birmingham is also known as the "Heart of England". Since June 2015, I am honoured to be poet laureate for AstroStyle.com. I am truly inspired by the endless possibilities offered by people & places; astronomy & astrology; philosophy & theology; alchemy & magic; as well as Mother Nature [the elements; plants and trees] and Father Sun, Father Sky. Naturally, I marvel at the local wordsmith extraordinaire William Shakespeare of nearby Warwickshire; Hafeez and Rumi etc]. I find more inspo in the visual and creative arts; street people, broadcast radio and only a little TV And of course, the unpredictable global news that impacts each and everyone of us. I read and listen to a lot of poetry. Possibly much more than I've written. Be on the radio, on the London underground (tube/subway); every where and when. Street people [and what they wear to express themselves] and graffiti art inspires me. I tend to write quickly in snippets and rhyming couplets. Often, the lines appear as if out of nowhere [like when I'm shaving my face early in the morning]! So I have always have capture tools handy: pen and post-it notes; pencil and crayons, and my trusty, portable tablet - just in case inspiration strikes when I least expect it! But mostly, poetry is 80% craft +graft" and 20% inspiration; with lots of re-iteration behind-the-scenes; and then lots of re-iteration behind the scenes. Above all, I seek to share my poetic observations of the mundane and the wonderful every day. So, welcome and thank you very much for reading (:-) P.S. Myke Kofi holds a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacy and Masters of Science Degree in Pharmacognosy. He is an active member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and he is a friend of cultural institutions e.g. the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and Writing West Midlands.

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