Close To My Heart

Virginia O'Malley
Virginia O’Malley Author Interview

Key to my Heart is a collection of love poems that I thought were thought-provoking and stirring. What serves as your inspiration when writing poetry?

I am inspired by places, events, people, and my poetry reflects the things I love or in my vision at that time. This collection was written as individual pieces and my most recent poetry. I will be revising this and making the book into a bigger collection with additional artwork.

I have an interest and inspired by world mythology, history, astrology, archaeology, photography, art, poetry, and music. I come up with a variation on my poetry from these influences. I have written over 200 poems and some are still unpublished because they do not fit into any category to put into a collection. I am working on publishing more books in the future.

What are some themes you find yourself often moving towards when writing?

I have a strong link towards mythology and the wonderful world of faery. I find the stories fascinating and feel inspired to write poetry after reading up on the subject. I have done a lot of research in the past on Irish mythology which is a subject close to my heart. I have been inspired to write a complete book on this subject with my favourite tales and original poetry to accompany the stories. I also like to create writing with a moral to the story which inspired by children’s book, “Princess Sweetness & Light”

My favorite poem from the collection was An Element Of The Horoscope. Do you have a favorite poem from this collection?

The Ghosts of Wuthering Heights is my favourite poem, based on the book by Emily Bronte published in 1847. The first time I read this book was on our school syllabus and I loved the story so much it has stayed with me all through the years.

Do you plan on publishing more books of poetry?

I am working on a new book of poetry, but this will not be ready until next year.

I spent all the lockdown writing and rearranging some works I had previously written and I have already independently published the following books which are available on Amazon worldwide:

Mythos Early Ireland (formally A Celtic Moment in Time) – based on my favourite Irish mythological stories with original art.

Princess Sweetness and Light – Illustrated children’s book with the moral of the story, “Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder”

The Faery Tree – Earth Queen of Faery – Illustrated children’s-young adult story with adventures to faery.

Eire West – Poetry based on the West of Ireland – Mayo and Galway (original homeland)

Lockdown 2020 – Short read collection containing thinking time poetry/verse with my own photography.

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This is a collection of poems about love in all forms and love related issues. Some are suitable for weddings and special occasions, and others deeper inside your soul. Some are inspired by authors like Emily Bronte with “Wuthering Heights” and Baroness Orczy with “The Scarlett Pimpernel.” Suitable for all types of poetry lovers whether it be everyday verse or more deep thinking. There is a poem here to suit everyone’s taste.

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