"WORDS ARE THE EXPRESSION OF THE MUSIC I HEAR IN MY MIND, AND PHOTOGRAPHY IS THE MODALITY OF MY HEART."
For as long as I can remember,
there has been a music in my mind.
It haunts me. It drives me,
It pushes me to rhyme.
It happens when I’m walking.
It leads me by the hand.
I use my voice to speak the truth
and help you understand.
DEEPLY SLEEPLESS: 75 Collected Poems About Love, Death, & Everything is a collection of 75 poems - Some short; some long. Some love; some loss. Some grief; some joy - all written at the behest of a profound sleeplessness which has plagued Beverly Van Pelt most of her life. Despite this hindrance, the prevailing feeling of love and positivity shines through. These poems have been collected from various sources over 35 years of writing, some published here for the very first time.
" you cannot hide the all-too-obvious underlying theme--love. This feeling woven throughout the book comes at a particularly welcome time, when internet doomscrolling is all too common and many of us in the world feel alone. The sheer power of your love extends beyond the pages of this book. -- Excerpt from the Foreword by Meredith Mullins, Author of the award-winning book, "In a Paris Moment"
Beverly Van Pelt is a poet and artist, actor and director, past Creative Director of the Big Sur Fashion Show as well as The Gothic Gourmet online personality. A resident of Seaside, California, her poetry and short-form writing often takes on the topics of love and sleeplessness. Beverly is a post-punk wife and mother, and endures four very dramatic cats. Follow her at BeverlyVanPelt.com.