Sunday, November 11, 2012

Poetry Spotlight - Ben Ditmars

As I have said before, poetry is my first love. I am always on the lookout for good poets to share with you. I recently met Ben Ditmars on Facebook and became an instant fan of his poetry. Ben was kind enough to agree to share some of this work on my blog. Check out the links at the end to see where you can get Ben's books and how to keep in touch with him. Now, it is my pleasure to introduce Ben Ditmars.

Hello and thank you to Michelle Franco for letting me share some poetry on her blog.  I was hooked after reading River Jordan’s and her amazing sonnet.

I’m an author myself.  I write a broad range of things; fiction, poetry, plays and I draw gnomes for my friends.  The last one is not necessarily writing related but a fun bit of info.  I’m a random kind of guy.

Poetry however is my favorite.  It’s my guilty pleasure.  I feel freest writing it.  There’s something about the raw expression and honesty I can’t get enough of.  Primarily, I write observational pieces about myself and things around me.  I try to interpret the mundane and complex.  I’m not always a deep thinker but I try to explain deep things in ways that make sense to me.

Lately, I’ve been writing Haiku for an upcoming book, Haiku in the Night, that should be finished in the next few months.  I thought I would share selections from it.

Kiss my lips, phantom;
fill them with your mystery
and leave me the stars.

Beyond the sunset
Silhouettes of us hold hands
The past forgotten.

The tree knows one home
For its entire lifetime;
Dying if it moves.

Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us Ben!

You can connect with Ben on 

Twitter: @benditty  

Check out Ben's published works:



  1. Thank you for sharing my friend ben with the world...what he didn't say was that he is one of the nicest guys on the planet !

    1. Thank you, Chris. You're pretty nice yourself.

  2. Great Haiku Ben, I love reading about my favorite people. Thank you for sharing Ben with us Michelle. Wishing you all the luck Ben with your poetry, podcasting, writing, drawing, your just awesome❤❤ you to Michelle.

    1. Thanks Kim! I just met Ben recently, but it didn't take long to figure out what an amazing person he is. The fact that he is also incredibly talented is a bonus :) I appreciate the support!

  3. It's wonderful how like minds gather in mystical glades together...enjoying the sweet scent of being. It's an honor to be mentioned in this wonderful blog, Ben! I can't wait to pounce into your poetry!