A collection of my own thoughts.
My poems at Poetry Soup are the first I have written since leaving high school in 1980.
Themes that tend to crop up regularly in my work include railways, the seaside, the wistful, rosy recollections of times and places past, and an appreciation of art.
I touch upon elements of my working life too: banking - which I disliked with a vengeance and nursing - which I loved with a passion.
I like to think that much of my poetry comes across as an easy read, accessible to all and doesn't require too much thinking on behalf of the reader.
When it comes to writing poetry I'm not a great fan of those forms that dictate the number of lines, words and syllables that a piece of work should have.
I tend to stick to writing in rhyme and as long as I'm happy with how the finished piece reads and flows ( i.e. it doesn't feel overworked and the rhyme doesn't feel forced) then that's OK by me. If readers enjoy it too then that is a great bonus.
My sincere thanks to all the following for helping me rediscover my passion for poetry:
- Those who run the excellent Poetry Soup website for affording me the opportunity to showcase my work and for seeing fit to include nine of my poems in three of their published anthologies.
- Those 'Soupers' who I know only by their names and profile photos for their own inspiring poetry and their words of encouragement and
- Ann, my wife, for her unwavering support with my poetry endeavours since I joined this site in September of 2019.
Cheers - Gary
gR / 2024
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CATCH THE WORLD
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