Bio: Eve Roper
I grew up in Texas, where I developed a love for art.
At twenty-one I moved to a small town in Oregon with my family.
And I opened my own small business creating signs and oil paintings.
At thirty-eight I decided to go back to school
and attended college taking a course in Early Childhood Education.
Upon graduating I started teaching
and worked in the school system for sixteen years
as well as teaching "Prep" in the Catholic Church.
I had to quit work due to health issues and
ten years later I started painting and writing poetry.
My husband passed in August 29, 2018 and
I now reside in Texas with my children and grandchildren.
Menagerie of Poems, Beachcombers,
Rhapsody of Poems covers are my own work.
My grandchildren are the models for Menagerie of Poems,
my son and nephew for Beachcombers,
and my daughter in-law for Rhapsody of Poems.
Eve Roper grew up in Texas, where she developed a love for art.
At twenty-one moved to a small town in Oregon with her family.
Living in Oregon she opened her own small business in signs and oil paintings.
At thirty-eight went back and attended college in Early Childhood Education.
Taught Prep in the Catholic Church and worked in the schools for sixteen years.
After developing a tumor, on the left side of the brain she decided to quit working.
Ten years later she started painting and writing poetry.
She resides in Texas with her loving husband, children, and grandchildren.
(My husband wrote my biography to place in the back of my books, since then he has passed. In memory of my beloved husband and soul mate of thirty-eight years this is the biography I will place here on PoetrySoup.)
Favorite Artist – a biography of me; being an artist has let me see and feel into my human self
A Vision of a Child - Catholic, recite my rosary every night, a desire to be closer to Christ
Batter UP - tribute to my nine-year-old granddaughter and her love for sports and desire to succeed, my constant companion
White Roses Subtle Elegance - written for my son and his new wife of their wedding day, I finally didn't have to worry
My Alphabet - poem I published, used as a teaching tool for preschools and kindergartens
Admiration for the Person You Have Become - dedicated to my three sons that I cradled in my arms and wish I still was
Abandon – tribute to my husband, his love for the woods; my first experience of the Callahan Mountains
The Voices Echo in Emptiness - inspired by the lonely nights that kept me awake with images of him
Wisp of Love - about my heartfelt mournful emotions I was feeling
Christmas Mourning – the hollow feelings I was experiencing on the first Christmas without my husband