Monthly Archives: September 2012

Celebrating the sounds of words, without losing meaning

Since June 2011, I’ve been working on a manuscript of new poems titled ‘Knitting Time: a journey through loss’ There is one bit of feedback that I’ve resisted; a criticism that I often use words that are ‘difficult’ that are … Continue reading

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The mirror that refused to look back

I was given a simple but thoughtful response to my last blog. Lynn said “Who is really brave enough to want to see the mirror’s reflections?” It took me by surprise. And it made me think about the lack of … Continue reading

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Listening to the undercurrents

Finding time to write poetry is a constant juggling act. I like to go into an internal, slow space. Life doesn’t allow that quiet space often. I’m always writing on the go, where and when I can grab a moment. … Continue reading

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Writing as a form of survival

Writing is important to me for a myriad of reasons. A big one is to do with impairment. Having M.E. makes life difficult. I lose focus and struggle to recall even the vaguest details of things. I write so I … Continue reading

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