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Profile of Annette Aitken

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I am now on twitter as Annette Aitken.

Hello my name is Annette. I was born in Dublin (Eire) in 1964 I am the youngest of seven children. I left school at fourteen with not much education behind me.
As I quote a poem I have written myself sum's me up.

School of Life

" I may not have a Masters Degree
GCSE or ABC
but what I know
of love and strife
I learned it in the
school of life. "

For the early part of my life.

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Unnikrishnan E S 30 September 2018
Annette is an ardent lover of poetry, With inborn talent. Her poetic prowess is easily deciphered in the lovely little poem she has shared for us in her biography. A true poet, worth the name. An artist of immense beauty and imagination.
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Art Guy 22 May 2018
She was a true artist with word and could paint a landscape in your mind using few words better than any artist could with a thousand brushstrokes.
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Seamus O Brian 03 April 2017
One needn't know a rose for very long in order to fully appreciate its bloom. One only needs to know roses in general, but more so the knowledge that each blossom is fully unique in itself. Over the relatively short time that I have been acquainted with Annette's writing, I have had the delightful and very satisfying literary privilege of witnessing her bloom as a poet. To behold the transformation from somewhat tentative, albeit incisively honest writing to forcefully engaging and viscerally driving command of vision and expression has one of the more satisfying experiences I have enjoyed during my tenure in this forum. Annette s not afraid to wander down the darker alleys of the human mind, and she is honest enough to report what she encounters there, vividly and unforgettably. There is, indeed, a refreshing quality to her writing, unpretentious and direct, with imagery that unapologetically bites and does not relent. Just as well, for the beauty of a rose is not distinct from the sting of its thorn.
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Stuart Munro 25 February 2017
Annette, I'm no expert on poetry I just write it, but absolutely love your poems, reading them opens up something inside me, and takes me to pleasant places, apart from being a sincere friend on here, though I've never met you in real life. You come across as a great literary talent,
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Tom Billsborough 18 January 2017
Annette has a natural radiance and has the ability to express this in genuine poetry. Her progress since she started on PH has been one of the outstanding features of the site. I haven't met her yet but when I do I'd better wear strong sunglasses in case I'm bedazzled by her smiles!
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Bill Cantrell 23 November 2016
Annette is a refreshing poet, original and creative, just a little star is an example of her talent, tender...humble and shining as bright as the sun.
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Christopher Tye 07 October 2016
Annette has the ability to write from the heart and among her poems you'll find some absolute gems.
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Annette Aitken 20 July 2016
Thank you all for your support and comments, much appreciated. Annette
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