Dee Galloway, aka “Sagacious Joy,” is a poet blessed to have had many of her poetic dreams
come true – sometimes all at the same time!
I guess it was inevitable that I became a poet. Mama would recite poetry often as she worked around the house, and my siblings and I grew up hearing the idiomatic rhymes of Paul Laurence Dunbar.
One day I sat in awe as she recited, completely from memory, Dunbar's In the Morning, a poem she'd memorized when she was a little girl. That was the day that I decided I would grow up to be a poet, and someday, I would write a poem my Mama would memorize and recite.