About Poetry Living

This site is dedicated to showcasing everything poetry, how it’s particularly relevant today and why we need to be paying attention.


About Me (Roberta C Natale) A.K.A “RO”

I’m just your average wife, mother and business owner. It’s not so much that I write poetry, it’s more like it writes me. I try to ignore the impulses, which works for me most of the time, until my misery overflows, then I write…

to release, to heal, to learn, to grow, to breathe.

I cannot imagine what my life would have been like if I never read Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost or Sylvia Plath. I remember the beautiful haunting experience of reading “Annabel Lee” for the first time when I was only ten years old, when I did not know that language could have such power. Then, during my teenage years, I discovered Sylvia Plath and I was hooked. Their work gave shape to my writing and the way I understand the world. I will never look at diverging roads, or approach any crossroads without reciting “The Road Not Taken” in my head.

What if I had never known the work of these poets? Who would I be today? What if they left their poems locked away and never shared them with the rest of the world?

Disclaimer and Social Media Policy

This is a personal blog. Any opinions expressed are my own and do not represent the views of any business I am affiliated with.

I will occasionally be posting some of my own poetry, and if anyone actually reads it, feel free to comment.

Regarding social media, I encourage you, in the name of poetry,  to share any of the content viewed on this blog.