About the Poems - KR
About the Poemsby Kim Roberts “The Living Daylights”: I am a complete wimp about suspenseful movies and books. Also spiders totally freak me out. Basically, I’m a scaredy-cat. “New England”: I wrote this poem at an artist colony in Connecticut. For an entire month, every single poem I wrote was about stones. “Light”: Who ever thought of putting milk inside those little foil condiment packages designed for ketchup? That’s just confusing. “Very Very”: Try writing any word fifty times and soon that word will start to look wrong. “In Virginia”: Sometimes I get so involved in the thoughts roiling around in my head that I have to remind myself to look at things in the world--to really look. I wish I was more naturally oriented to the visual world. When I do look, it’s always so rich.