"how do i learn
to live
without you."
'reeducation' by Della Hicks-Wilson
"i like the way love looks on me."
Della Hicks-Wilson
"we shed.
bad days.
'in the blue' by Della Hicks-Wilson
ninaismynameohh6: Hey, I really like your posts, You've got an awesome blog, Whats your handle, want to interview you?

Hello there, thank you for reading my work. I’m actually not on, but feel free to ask your questions on here or Twitter :)

flynnthegetter: Can you tell me how to write a true poem? I'm tired of just having words to write but not knowing how to write a literal "poem."

The last time I checked having words to write was a poem. At least, that’s where it starts. Where you take it depends on one, how truthful you want to be, two how you want to present it (literally or metaphorically) and three how you make it sound, flow or rhyme.

flamingheartxx: Hello, Della! Beautiful work. Every single piece of it brought a smile to my face and I'm very thankful for it. World could do with more writers like you. Love, from India.

Wow, thank you for bringing a smile to my face too :)

"We were together long before we were physically together."
Rachel McAdams on her relationship with Ryan Gosling
sammanthuhhh: I always have a difficult time finishing poems. I'm in the middle of one now and can't get the last couple lines... Any advise?

Ooo good question, there’s a couple of things I would tell you to consider. Have you reached the end of the poem? Are you clear about what else you have to say? If so, say it, as plain as it is and then tweak it accordingly. But ultimately I would say let the poem breathe, put it away and come back to it some other time. Your subconscious is clever enough to work without you. When it comes, it comes.

shanni-leatham: Hi there. Just popping in from Australia to let you know that you have such a talent with words; it's truly inspiring. Keep doing what you're doing and I hope to see a body of work from you one day x

Thank you for stopping by, reading and sharing this beautiful comment with me.

Re the body of work, you certainly will! :) #working

Anonymous: I love your poems. I was just wondering if you could recommend any books to read?

Thank you for reading them :)

1. Collected or selected poems/ Emily Dickinson
2. for colored girls who have considered suicide when the rainbow is enuf/ Ntozake Shange
3. Teaching my mother how give birth/ Warsan Shire