Celebrating at The Station Kitchen in West Bay
Well I submitted. Twenty-seven poems in a portfolio with the title, “Collaboration – Dance & Poetry. Only The Man has read the final collection before submission. It was hard work for four months, but I very much enjoyed it, and I learnt so much on the journey. I had to read and study many different styles of poetry and I think I have finally ended up with a “voice” of my own. I hope so, because finding your own voice, I have discovered, is an important part of writing poetry.
© Ninette Hartley Aug 2020
The poem above is from “the collection”. I gave it a last edit just before the final submission. I’ve included it here because a few people have “liked” it — I thought it would be a good one to share. It was inspired by the ballet The Firebird first performed in 1910 with The Ballet Russses.
I now want to finish my memoir about the loss of my son Tosh, and of course I want to write a lot more poetry. I’ve already entered a couple of competitions and looking around for more. I’m one of those people who needs a deadline! In the middle of September I’m going to do a Wild Writing weekend in Yorkshire. Watch this space….
I am now in Bristol to collect my two lovely granddaughters to take home with me to Dorset. It will be a break for their mum (my daugther) but now the pressure is off me, I can enjoy playing with them and spoiling them for a few days.
The last time they visited we went the the beach at Charmouth — I don’t think the weather will be good enough this time.
10 thoughts on “Note Number 83…And It’s All Over Now…”
Pole position for a distinction methinks !
Very proud of your energy and determination. You desrve a rest!
Thank you Hugh. Hope to see you soon x
Well done Nin! A great accomplishment! Have a lovely time with the grandkids.
Well done on completing the task Ninette. I’m up for raising a glass to you!
Now you can enjoy some down time. X x
Thank you so much. Waiting for results now…it’s nail biting! x
What a star! That glass of champagne is very well deserved. Congrats
Thanks Jim! x
I LOVE your poem! <3
Thanks Heather. It was one of the better ones!