My Life

Sometimes poetry and books fill my life and I want to share this with you. For someone who had a rocky start at school with literature and still finds the idolisation of Old Will difficult I must say that since learning to read before school my love of books is completely embedded.

Why Poetry?

  • I write to put down permanently things that are too difficult to express any other way.
  • Reading poetry is easier than a classic book such as Little Dorritt and we all need a page turner at night.
  • As life goes along my relationship with literature changes and I need to set this down.

What poems do you choose, and do you prefer to read poetry rather than a long book at night?

Published by simplyme841

How I got through it I really don't know, but I did a vow of silence for learning disabilities for a year a couple of years ago. I had wanted to do it for three or four years beforehand, after finding out about an Australian who did it for the animals. But the timing was never right. It was difficult but during the silence I learnt about John Francis, the environmentalist and author, who did it for seventeen years whilst walking barefoot across America playing the banjo. I had to make sure I drank enough fluids and had plenty of exercise so that my respiratory system didn't collapse, and learnt new things and read difficult books to keep my mind alert. It is very tough again during lockdown too, but immensely difficult for those with learning disabilities. I began writing my poetry last spring in the first Covid pandemic lockdown, and it poured out of me. But as you can tell from my readings my voice is still weak.

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