Published

Back in January I wrote this post:

http://jumpingoffbooks.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/i-am-no-ones-wife.html

When I saw an alumni of my University was looking for submissions for a poetry book, I sent in some of my haiku, and this:


I am no one’s wife.  I am me.

I am someone’s wife.  But that is not who I am.

I am someone’s mother.  But that is not who I am.

I am someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s friend.

Even taken all together that is not who I am.

I am me.

When you meet me, please remember this.


It has just been published in the poetry anthology “The Poetic Bond II” as “When You Meet Me”.

I received a copy of the book a couple of weeks ago – it may not look flashy but there is some wonderful work in it.  A really great, honest anthology of thoughtful, skillful work and I’m really proud to have been included in it.

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The un-netted tree
Rotting peaches fall
Into sunset


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i could trust
the silent mountain –
you?

(c) Naomi Madelin

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