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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?
Sir Alexander Fleming
(1881 - 1955)
Born in Ayrshire, discovered Penicillin, the world's first antibiotic drug, from a mould growing in a bacterial culture. In 1944 Fleming was knighted. He also received the Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine in 1945. He continued his research in the First world War and in 1919 became Professor at the Royal College of Surgeons