Writing your poem

Poetry has been a friend to me all of my life. I have a whole bookcase of poetry books and I dip into these books – some bought when I was only 15 years old – all the time.

I’ve made sure lines from one of my favourite Australian poems ‘Bell Birds’ are quoted on all my correspondence to remind me that poetry is always ‘singing’ to me.

We can read for pleasure which I hope you do, but you can have the pleasure of writing poetry, too.

And, softer than slumber, and sweeter than singing, The notes of the bell birds are running and ringing.