"It was sort of a connection that he loves loons and I love loons and we experienced it together," said Seltzer. "There is a certain message in the poem about respecting wild animals I don't write a lot of poems about my grandchildren."
Recently Jonathan, her oldest grandchild, came to visit her from Baltimore, Md. She said what she enjoys doing when her grandchildren visit is sharing life stories with them.
"I'm at a stage now, where if I don't tell them, it might be gone forever," said Seltzer. "I think this is one of the functions of grandparents, to tell their grandchildren who they are and where they came from and what they were like as a child. It is just something they can't get from anybody else and it is just who they are and what made that person what he or she is."
Besides writing poetry, Seltzer said she tries to exercise, because she thinks part of being a poet is talking care of herself. Also, she said she is a "very food orientated" person.
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