Ivan M. Granger grew up in Oregon and Southern California and, as some of his poems suggest, he has lived on the island of Maui. He now lives in Colorado with his wife, Michele.
When asked why he writes poetry, Ivan says, “Poetry has an immediate effect on the mind. The simple act of reading poetry alters thought patterns and the shuttle of the breath. Poetry induces trance. Its words are chant. Its rhythms are drum beats. Its images become the icons of the inner eye. Poetry is more than a description of the sacred experience; it carries the experience itself.”
He adds, “My poetry is not fixed. When I read my own poems, I say them aloud, I repeat random lines, change the words around. Sometimes I sing them or chant them. I play with these poems until my mind relaxes enough to let the sacred spark shine forth.”
Ivan M. Granger is the creator and webmaster of the Poetry Chaikhanawebsite.
Poems by Ivan Granger:
- How Can I explain
- Goodnight Moon
- in love with the new sun
- Mountain Peaks
- There is no letting go
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