Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Interview with Poet Rosemary Fonseca

Rosemary Fonseca
Limerick , Ireland 

Good morning, Rosemary, and welcome to Vision and Verse, the place for Art and Authors. What have you written?   
I write inspirational and spiritual poetry.   I have written and
published two books -  “A collection of Inspirations” Vol.1,
Vol. 2.  I write and compose quotes, and receive messages
which I write up on occasion on my blog.
What is your favorite genre to write?
Inspirational and Spiritual Poetry.

Favorite food?  
It would have to be a Chinese Takeaway with prawns, ginger and
spring onions.

Tea or coffee?
Oh , I love My tea .  I would drink it all day if I had the chance.  I
drink coffee once a day and that is in the morning. 

Pizza or Ice cream:  
Both if I could .   I was married to an Italian so I love pizza.  The ice cream that I adore is Mint. 

I am Italian, also, and the one thing we do is leave our exes with a love of round, spicy things. Wine or Beer:  
It would be white wine – J.B.Chanet – Sauvignon Blanc.  Or a rose               

Where would you like to visit?  
The country that I live in now (Ireland).  I was born in 
Nairobi/Kenya, but lived in South Africa.  The country that I live in now is very breathtaking and has many beautiful historical sites.  I have been here for 13 years and have not seen it all .   They say home is where the heart is .  Another place would be Wales. 

Favorite Musical Artist:   
I have a few ,which would include Pavarotti or Mario Lanza,  but at the moment I would say Enya – very spiritual Music. 

Do you listen to music when your write?  
That depends on my mood of the day. I don't usually.  The beauty of nature inspires my writing.  Music would interrupt my thought process. 

When you do listen, what?  
Enya, Operattic, Enigma , anything that would instill peace around me. 

What makes you laugh?  
Life or nature around me.  I'm a people watcher and have a mad sense of humor 

Favorite Art or Sculpture:   
Michael Angelo, or the statue of “David” or anything from the old masters I.e the sistine chapel.

Rosemary, you must go to Italy! The Sistine Chapel is amazing. And "David", beyond incredible. I didn't want to leave him! Back to work here, how old were you when you started writing? 
I was 48 years old (2013).   I started  writing when I visited a
property belonging to a Druid couple (pagans) in Castlepooke,
Cork, Ireland.  Its a very spiritual place and had a Spiritual
Awakening. This is where I penned the poem “A Journey 
Entered”.  I continue to write in this form, and got published in

Describe a perfect evening.  
I am a home body.  So I would say I would spend it at home with my husband and daughter .  If I did have one I would be watching a movie in front of a roaring fire and sipping a glass of white wine, and the cats, all four of them, lying close by. 

Where do you get your inspiration?  
I get my inspiration from the nature around us.  I could be anywhere, and I would get a poem.  would have to write it down there and then , otherwise it is lost.   I have been known to carry a
notebook with me where ever I go. 

What do you do when you get a writers block?
don't necessarily get a writers block.  I don't deliberately sit down
to write a poem.  I write when I receive them so I could get nothing for a few days, or get a few in 1 day. 

Who is your favorite Author?   
I dont really have a favorite author at all.
Best book you ever read.
Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela

Last book you read.  
You would be very amused to hear I have read 50 shades of
Grey, but found it very amusing as it only touches lightly on that
lifestyle.  Not a true reflection of the lifestyle.

What would do for a living if you weren't a writer?
At the moment I am a stay at home mom, and I write part time.  
I used to work in retail , so am unemployed at the the moment. 

Who is the one person who has influenced your personal life the most and why?
At the moment it is currently my husband -  he is my muse, but saying that a lot of people have inspired me.  Its the person that I would meet at any one specific moment.  I moved from one country to another - South Africa to Ireland.  So people who I've come into contact usually inspires me. 

If you could sit down and have a conversation with one person dead or alive, real or fictional, who would it be and why. 
It would be Nelson Mandela (South Africa)  .  He was very much 
admired, and I even wrote a poem of him when he passed away.  He had a special Aura around him, and the other person I would love to had a conversation with is .. My dad who died when I was 8 years old .  I don't remember him unfortunately. 

What advice would you give someone who aspired to be a writer?
I would say : - Go out and do it, but ... Do what makes you happy.

Do you have any links for us to follow you?

hardcopy – www.eprint.ie 
ebook -       www.amazon.ie 
My site:       www.rosemaryfonseca.com
twitter:        www.twitter.com/pearserose

1 comment:

  1. Nice interview with great questions to help us get to know Rosemary. She sounds like a very enlightened person and I will have to check out her poetry!