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Why write poetry, Poet?
Mainly for the amusement of friends or when some event suggests a verse or two
I am known to get carried away with the exuberance of my own verbosity and poetry helps to curb that –
ask any of my long suffering friends!
I enjoy the discipline
Of verses that rhyme,
- Although -
I ‘m not totally averse
Per se to blank verse
How did you get started writing poetry?
I was asked to help out the president of a local Bowling Club with his introductory remarks anent the speakers at their Burns Supper.
I thought it might make it easier for him if it were in verse, and cobbled together some verse that included the speakers’ “credentials”.
Now this will make you wince.
I’ve been rhyming ever since.
Who were your influences?
Burns, Kipling, Robert Service, Robert Fergusson.
What is your favourite poetic verse?
Whatever suits my mood at a particular point in time.
Examples of poetry.
Who are the Scots?
Donald Caskie (1902 - 1983) The Tartan Pimpernell. Minister of the Scot's Kirk in Paris. During World War II he moved to Marseille where he helped British servicemen escape the Nazis to freedom. Eventually arrested, badly treated and sentenced to death, he was released following the intervention of a German clergyman. He returned to the Scot's Kirk which was rebuilt after the war.