Best wishes to all for a happy New Year:
a fresh and inviting, new writing New Year!
Ignore the recession, and winter depression!
The music of words is still here.
Whatever the hiccups and hassles and hurdles,
the stresses and losses and sorrows and burdens –
whatever the tangles and wretches and wrangles,
poetry won’t disappear.
That, in a way, is what I shall say
to the kids in my workshops this year.