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Poems by Cecelia Hopkins-Drewer

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Date PostedPoemTitle# ViewsForm  
06/16/2017 Blue Daisy Chain 49 Quatrain
06/13/2017 The Owl Totem 77 Blank verse
06/04/2017 I am the Cat 111 Pantoum
06/02/2017 What Tomorrow Brings 101 Pantoum
05/24/2017 Beauty 116 Cinquain
05/20/2017 The Knight Of Haute-Savoie 93 Rhyme
05/15/2017 Over to You - Estella 63 Blank verse
05/15/2017 Ideals 95 Sonnet
05/14/2017 The Adventures of LBS 168 Rhyme
05/12/2017 The Sprite of Mountaintop Lake 91 Rhyme
05/10/2017 Lost Loves 153 Rhyme
05/06/2017 Sonnet for May Showers 135 Sonnet
05/05/2017 The Windfarms 76 Acrostic
04/29/2017 No 97 Verse
04/25/2017 The Wet Cat 160 Lanterne
04/25/2017 Back in Time 89 Free verse
04/22/2017 Circle of Love 169 Dodoitsu
04/22/2017 Twenty Years from Now 230 Sonnet
04/21/2017 The Hellhound - from mythology 134 Rubaiyat
04/20/2017 The Vampire - Need 109 Ninette
04/19/2017 A Friend Went Missing - Urban Legend 111 Rhyme
04/19/2017 Mother - Pleiades 107 Verse
04/18/2017 The Amateur Stargazer 133 Quatrain
04/14/2017 Loneliness - Pleiades 212 Verse
04/13/2017 Angels and Lyres 138 Rhyme
04/13/2017 An Easter Haiku 128 Haiku
04/06/2017 The Rainbow Serpent 292 Free verse
04/05/2017 The Kraken 158 Couplet
04/02/2017 On Huxley's Brave New World 199 Rhyme
04/01/2017 The Betrayal 267 Rhyme
04/01/2017 Plastic Flowers 318 Free verse
04/01/2017 To the Intruder in Mary's Garden 106 Free verse
03/31/2017 Rejuvenation 117 Quatrain
03/31/2017 The Resurected Woman 148 Rhyme
03/31/2017 The Cyborg 141 Verse
03/31/2017 Encounter with a Griffin 111 Free verse
03/30/2017 Childbirth on a Barren Planet 95 Free verse
03/30/2017 The Illusionist 170 Quatrain
03/30/2017 The Reconciliation 255 Dramatic Verse
03/30/2017 Sub-Station One 317 Cinquain

Quotes

Quote Left 'He or She is the boss of .....'. I work with Preschool children and find it best to keep things simple. If there is something they really ought to get permission for, I often tell them a teacher is the boss of it, for example, during water-play a certain teacher may be 'the boss of the tap'. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is a family quote really, but any socks or clothes that are have holes are "Christian", because "holey" sounds like "Holy". Quote Right
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I grew up in the Barossa Valley, an area of South Australia predominantly settled by German immigrants. As a dark-haired, tanned little English girl (remember Britain was at one stage occupied by the Romans), I was very different and mercilessly teased. I remember the struggle to learn to read – painfully stringing three letter words together – there was Sam and Pam and a ball. Sometimes there was a fat cat on a mat or dog with a ball. Reading was a slow process until one birthday, I sat down with my gift, a Famous Five book by Enid Blyton. The mystery story was so exciting, I finished it in one session and I was a fast reader from that moment onwards. I loved Enid Blyton, her Wishing Chair stories, Magic Faraway Tree stories, fairy-land and toy-land stories as well as the mysteries.

A couple of years later, I discovered The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. It was so amazing, I read it seven times in a row! Eventually, I discovered there was a whole series… I survived on this sort of fair until I was sixteen and read The Lord of the Rings trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien. That gave me a taste for adult fantasy. In search of more riveting reading, I discovered Stephen King and James Herbert. Stephen King’s Danse Macabre led me to H.P. Lovecraft, on whom I completed a Master’s project.

I learned to sew when I was ten and dressed myself throughout high-school and university in my own designs. I tried putting seams where seams traditionally did not go, or had not gone for a decade or two. I also put zippers in unusual places and added flounces and uneven hem lines. In the mid-1990’s fashions available in the stores began to catch up to me.

I enjoyed writing poetry and short stories, although was discouraged I had no early success in competitions. In 1988, I wrote my first full length manuscript, often scribbling on the train as I travelled from Newcastle to Sydney to attend post graduate study at university. In the year 2000, I brought my second full length manuscript into being and 2004 saw my third full length manuscript. None is published yet, but I still keep writing.

In the year 2001, I returned to another creative passion of mine, which was dance. I spent five years learning Ballroom dance and participating in dance school showcases. I also learned Belly-dance and had a go at most other types of folk dance. I spent a year with a performing group, the Matinee Entertainers, before moving onto coaching after school sports, circus and gymnastics. I never turned professional, but I loved fun and games and spreading the enjoyment amongst others. Always keen to find a dramatic outlet, I joined the production committee for a community Nativity performance and in 2010, a Nativity Play I wrote was produced by a local church.

I tutor English and have been doing so under my own ABN since 2007 – trying to create that “aha” moment when reading becomes pleasure instead of pain for children struggling to read and write.  In 2016 I wrote an online course on “Poetry Appreciation and Analysis Skills” on Open Learning.  The course can be found at: https://www.openlearning.com/courses/poetry-appreciation-and-analysis-skills