More ripping up – this time, poems. I found an old hand written anthology that I designed for children and the pages are mouldy with damp so I have listed all the titles on the computer and will chuck the manuscript.

However, it dd show me the kind of verses that influenced me when I was younger, an awful lot of Robert Louis Stevenson and some extra lyrical nature poems as well as the old standards like the Night Train and If. Looking at them now it seems I chose verses that were great to read out loud, a foretaste of the poems I write and read at the folk club.

Walter de la Mare also features:

“It’s a very odd thing, as odd as can be

That whatever Miss T eats turns into Miss T.”

Only one author stands out as more modern and I’ll have to research them B. Stayt.

Well, it’s more fun than ripping up paper!bookwormclipart

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I am a retired schoolteacher now writing novels in Worthing where I live with my husband. I record for the Sussex Coast Talking News (Voice of Progress) and am the publicity secretary for the Worthing Friendship Centre. I also give talks on my life and works to local groups.

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