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Writing yourself

There are many sorts of professional writers. But for the rest of us - some people don’t write much. Some are good at lists. Others keep diaries. Some write for their own ‘communities of interest’ such as art class, music society, church, history society, book group. Many of us write emails – it used to be called correspondence! As a Methodist Minister I spent 40 years in public life – and, not having ‘that sort of memory,’ always wrote detailed notes [and then articles and editing and books]. But I got into writing poems sixty years ago and saw them as an alternate to my public life. Of course, in addition to this writing – I and many of you read. I’ve always read some poetry and enjoyed much of it. But I’ve stuck with writing my own. All of this led to my new poem ‘More than enough’ – do read it under ‘poems.’

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