The Bard, The Poet, The Author
: Maélwys, Mel, followed a musical career with many bands
and found acclaim as a solo singer/songwriter. He released
his first collection of Poetry , 'The Selected Poems',
in the summer of 1997 after being nominated as International
Poet of the Year by the International Society of Poets.
The nomination came after the publication of his 'Intimations
of Death and Re-birth', in an anthology called 'Quiet Moments'.
(Franz; International Library of Poetry. ISBN 1-57553-180-1.)
The poem was written at the end of a long and personal journey
of self discovery, where he "found a new life, a home and
a beautiful woman to share my life with".
'The Selected Poems' contain much of this journey through
a deep and tangled forest of emotions, and yet, they touch
but the surface of a deep ocean. Mel, better known for his
musical and songwriting talents, believes that;
"Writing provides a medium through which we can express
true emotion and feelings", and says of his work;
"Each of my songs, my poems and my stories hold a deeper
message than is first encountered, in the same way that the
Metaphysical poets used their poetry to flaunt their intellect,
I have used my knowledge of life and of Human psychology,
to hide within my poems a seed, which when nurtured can grow
into a deep and enlightening force of inner beauty and awareness.
Not all will find my message, for the key lies within yourself,
to recognise your own inner beauty, and to allow that to reflect
outwardly into all you see and hear.
A true poet does not simply write a poem, but lives the
poem, breathes the poem and becomes that poem.
It is my hope that through my work you will find some magic
entering your own life, some inspiration to seek out your
own inner beauty and enhance your life by expressing yourself
in the very best way you can. If my poetry can inspire others,
then I will have achieved more than I could have hoped for.
Enjoy my work, but above all else, enjoy your life."
Read The Poets
Insight into a Poet's Mind
Not all is as we first
percieve it to be, a second glance can reveal much more
than the first, and so it is with poetry, the deeper we
look into the mind of the poet the deeper it draws us in,
and yet, we but skim the surface. Here I invite you to look
into my mind, share with me these moments captured by my
pen and my mind in co-ordination, and feel the poetry reach
into your own being and awaken there the seed of creative
beginnings. Nurture then that seed and allow it to flower
outwards thereby revealing your own inner beauty. For it
is not enough to read the poem, or to write the poem, Only
when we become the poem do we begin to understand a little
of the poet's mind, And yet, there is still a vast and unexplored
cavern lying deep within, and it is there that we may find,