Layers of Silence
Latitudes of Melt
Today, on the 67th anniversary of Rod’s birth, I’ve decided to share a personal email he sent me when I entered my first writing competition (He was away on a business trip at the time).
This email shows, more than any words I could write, what a wonderful, caring, supportive man he was.
What a big step you have taken on the road to becoming your own person telling your story in your own voice.
I have been waiting a long time for you to gain the confidence that what you have to say is valid and relevant to a wider audience.
Reaching an audience is winning (although the kudos of a prize or two can’t hurt!!)
I am really looking forward to reading the finished piece.
One of your future pieces should be to use your wicked sense of humour and unique slant on things/life to bring some of the funny stories of your childhood to an audience.
Love and hugs”
In the words of Gladys Night and The Pips, You’re The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me
i’m looking forward to seeing this. Love performances that are ‘outside the square’.
thepoet’sbillow is a wordpress site that some of you may be interested in. You have until May 2013 if you want to enter The Pangaea Prize. If you click on the blue highlited title of the competition you’ll find the details.
Work previously published on a blog, or any other medium is ineligible. I’m a bit sad about this because I would have liked to enter some of my health related poems. Guess I’ll just have to ‘push the boat out’ a bit further.
They actually ‘liked’ my latest poem Then and Now. For some reason I’m getting some new traffic stopping by my site. I’m not complaining, just intrigued.
As one of my mentors Bob Neimeyer says “Good words to you.”