Let me introduce myself:
Name: Patty van Delft
Age: Somewhere between 20 and 40 😉
Place of hatching: Holland
Species: No one knows exactly, but research is still ongoing.
Behavior: Writing wandering thoughts, reading, composing dark poetry, photography, sports, watching films and series, and lots and lots more!
Favorite spot: In the woods
Food of choice: Italian
Possibility of capture: None
By now you should already noticed that I am a bit strange. 😉
But I can promise you, I am totally harmless! (most of the time…)
Anyways, let me tell a bit more about me and my writings.
I started writing poetry after my big brother died when I was 14 to find a way to express my feelings.
But it wasn’t until 2013 when I started to actually publishing my poems on a blog.
Before, I just never had the courage to share my deepest and mostly dark feelings with anyone.
I was just writing to save my sanity. (can’t say that worked though) 😉
But I got so much support that I started to write more and more. And I am loving it!
I have always being attracted to the more darker forms of poetry, I adore Edgar Allan Poe. Maybe because dark poetry seems to be more raw.
Before I started to write dark poetry, the darkness was already inside me. Always lurking right beneath the surface, waiting till I lost my strength so it could consume me.
Because I let it out now every once in a while by writing, I was able to tame the beast and be the person who I am today. Me, without restrictions or suppression.
At the same time that I started to blog my poems, I also wrote a young adult fantasy novel that got published in April 2014 in Holland and won the third price for Best Fantasy Novel 2014.
When I blogged about this, many of my friends asked me if I would also be publishing a poetry book.
It made me think, would I dare to?
Well, I never back down from a challenge, so I dared! 🙂
I have publishing my very first poetry book called My Wings in March 2014 and my second poetry book called My Whisperings in November 2014.
You can find the information about both these books on THIS Page.
I have written this book under the name Just Patty.
Why the name ‘Just Patty’? Because writing poetry is a naked reflection of the heart and soul, nothing more and nothing less.
It’s Just Me without decorations.
‘Poetry is a way of showing your darkest thoughts and deepest feelings through the art of words.
Listen to the music of your soul and let your pen dance on the rhythm.’
My poetry describes some very recognizable emotions like: grief, fear, frustration, melancholy, depression, Love, motivation but also the strength and courage to battle on no matter what.
I always illustrate my poetry with photographic artwork that I make.
I model for the photos myself, shoot them and edit them.
It’s a great way to combine two of my favorite things! 🙂
Lots of love