Meet Joy

Joy & Bubba
Joy & Bubba

Joy Valerius’ interest in poetry began as a young girl in her eighth grade English class where her writing was greatly encouraged. She states, ” I love being a poet because I feel it gives me the opportunity to create magical landscapes with words, much the way a painter does with a brush. ” Joy has been avidly writing poetry for the past 25 years.

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I’m weathering aging with delight ! I was talking to a friend the other day, and we were both saying how delighted we were to be at this stage in our life. Sure things aren’t always perfect, health isn’t always…

Finding My Way

I’ve been writing poetry for a long time, but I still feel like I’m finding my way with my writing and publishing journey

I have written enough poems that I could publish several books. What I’m thinking about right…

April 3, 2019

I feel a great sadness, at my lack of maintaining this website. I just keep forgetting about it. When I was actively working on publishing my book of dog poems, I found it easier to focus on my blog. I…

Life in the slow lane

You think that if something is important to you, you would remember to do it. That however, is not the case with me. When I started this blog I felt real gung ho. I was enthusiastic and committed. It was…