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In Response to re: What's stewing in the pot? by vdzack
What's stewing in the pot? Well, I am also a published writer - a poet. I have to confess that I am a new writer for I only started writing about four and a half years ago, prompted and encouraged by children at my local primary school, where I was a visitor to their classroom once a week.
They had just had a poetry lesson and they told me how much they enjoyed poetry but it had to be written with rhyme, rhythm and a good story. So I offered to write one for them, in the style of the poems I much enjoyed when I was a child. I loved the work of Robert Louis Stevenson, Lewis Carroll, Walter de la Mare etc and I was quite unfamiliar with contemporary poetry I'm afraid. I wrote about an invisible friend called Mickledy-Me and all the naughty things he did. I was almost afraid to read this to them because I thought they'd tell me how old-fashioned it was and that they didn't like it, but no, quite the opposite. The children loved what I did and even brought subjects for me: "I've done a picture of three little aliens for you, and can you write me a poem?" "Could you write me a poem about a donkey, for I love donkeys?" etc etc So that is how I started writing and to date I have written getting on towards 700 poems I guess. I only know that at 480 an educational publisher spotted them on the website which I had made at the request of the children. He contacted me, took my poems printed off into classrooms all across our region, and 344 were chosen by the teachers and have been made into five books which are published and selling at this very moment - well, I hope so.
So what's stewing in the pot? Well, I have just written a poem called Clickety-Clack for my little grandson, which is on my website now, (about a steam train as I think you'll guess) and yesterday I wrote a poem for older children and I think adults will like it called - - - - Crow at Dawn - and that's on my website. have just also created a corner of this website where I am encouraging people to write, but not necessarily poems please. So, finger on keys and get going. Nice to say hello to you all, especially vdzack. Do you have a website where you display any of your work? I had to remove the "offensive" word in my poem heading, but what else does anyone call a Cockerel? ha ha Sorry. I guess in the USA you say "Rooster" so "Rooster Call at Dawn" it is then.