Saturday, 12 September 2015

A poem what I wrote

I don't really do poetry, but now and again I forget that and a few lines sneak out. My most recent effort was selected for a small anthology and yesterday, at the launch I read it out.

That was the first time I've ever done a public reading of any of my work. I did read something at my wedding, but I'm not sure that counts.

Note the scarf - that's my poet disguise. I had sandals on too. Seemed to work.

The latest poem is up on my website, in case you fancy reading it.

18 comments:

  1. Well done, Patsy. I've noticed that lots of writers wear a scarf- think it's a secret code so we can recognise each other. :))

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    1. I like scarves and have loads but rarely wear them. This seemed the perfect time to do something about that.

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  2. I've taken to writing poetry lately so was very keen to read yours. I thought it was excellent. I loved the way you ended each verse with a very short rhyming word. Great assonance too. Well done.

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    1. Aaw, thanks, Maggie. I have to bung in a few rhymes somewhere - I'm never quite sure it's actually a poem without them.

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  3. Well done, Patsy. I don't do poetry either. Maybe I should try my pen at verse.

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    1. Why not, Charlie? It's just playing about with words.

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  4. What a superb poem, Patsy, and well-deserving of a place in the anthology. I have a drawer full of scarves so it must be because I'm a poet too!

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  5. Well done, Patsy, on success in poetry as well as many other writing genres. And you do look the part - think the glasses help too.

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    1. I'll make a note that they're my poet glasses, Tracy. (I've got purple ones somewhere - I'll have to try them at the next writerly event)

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  6. Hi Patsy - well done on the inclusion in the new anthology ... they are always so useful to have around to dip into. Love the look too ... cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks, Hilary.

      There's an interesting variety of work in this one.

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  7. Congratulations, Patsy. It's lovely - very moving xx

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  8. Congratulations, Patsy. I am loving the poetic disguise :)

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    1. It's good, isn't it, Nicola - who knew scarves were so versatile?

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