How did you get started writing poetry?
My writing started as journaling. Soon it evolved into shorter stand alone pieces. Some will never be read by anyone and others I share. I find nature and the seasons of particular interest. It’s a way of recording an experience or memory.
Recently I started writing childrens’ poems and I look forward to doing more.
Who were your influences?
I have always read both poetry and literature. Lewis Grassic Gibbon is my favourite author, Meg Henderson's "The Holy City " a close second.
The poets I read are:- Robert Burns, Louis McNeice, Emily Dickinson, Anne Weems, Jackie Kay and Carol Anne Duffy.
Examples of poetry.
Who are the Scots?
Robert Burns(1759 - 1796) Poet and Writer. Amongst many other works he wrote 'Auld Lang Syne' which is now sung world-wide at the end of functions and particularly at Hogmanay. The Scots celebrate 'Burn's Night' on the 25th January.