A rare writing weekend: A poem from All About Writing alumnus Sue Lesser

 In All About Writing, Creative Writing Courses

Our Stow-on-the-Wold weekend writing workshop was, as Sue Lesser’s poem conveys, a rare weekend indeed.

A Rare Weekend

A wondrous weekend,

Bordering dreamlike…

After tiring drive,

Conversation floated like intellectual cloud

I forced to focus,

Strove-struggled for sense

Strained to speak.

I was gate-crasher at the party,

Terrified to write…

But, as hours happened, faces familiarised,

Cake and coffee motivated,

Invisible links fabricated:

A passion for perfection,

A rapture in writing

A community in creating …

No longer awkward aspirants,

We were writers:

Feeding on feedback and facilitation

Stretching our skills

Giving birth to our work …

Though this no solo labour,

This was society,

Something else,

Something rare,

Something special!

On homecoming-reflection

I sense impression

Of sojourn with literary spirits,

In parallel, perhaps paranormal, world …

But my writing remains,

Testament to strange, amazing break

And writing is ever written …


Please check out Sue Lesser’s recently published, Take a Poem with Breakfast. Cost £7 All proceeds to Alzheimer’s Society.



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