At 15, I began writing. At 17, I joined the Navy. Vocation arrived before occupation, and has been navigating its way home ever since, too much like Odysseus. The Navy gave 4 years of college, 25 years of service, and over time a circumnavigation of the globe. Every continent, countless countries, thousands of people, all explored while figuring out who I wanted to be as a writer and finding the courage to share my writing. My life has been an adventure merging my favorite childhood stories set in Narnia or the magical worlds of Doctor Who, a journey to far away lands, carved in different times, and immersed among the fascinating people who fill up both time and space with their beautiful lives.
I am the SailorPoet, S Francis. Please, be my companion on this adventure I hope we never have to end.
For the most part, my chosen genre is poetry. Under the poetry tab, there is a link to some of my favorites and for those who enjoy shorter poetry, a link to my ongoing haiku series. I dabble some in essays and have loose narrative fiction arcs and short stories. One arc in particular, Adam and Eve II under the fiction tab, is about a dystopian world that involves time travel and two characters that are a second coming of Adam and Eve who will learn about what the world became after that ate that apple.
In the Go Dog Go Treetop Cafe, a community of like-minded writers gathers to read one anthers blogs, collaborate amongst other things. Join me, join us, we are listening.
A quote from my Doctor:
“This is one corner… of one country, in one continent, on one planet that’s a corner of a galaxy that’s a corner of a universe that is forever growing and shrinking and creating and destroying and never remaining the same for a single millisecond. And there is so much, so much to see.”
— The Doctor, Season 7, Episode 4