Dafyd Smith

Rookie (February 6,1939 / Christchurch, New Zealand)

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I had a disastrous unloving marriage for 21 years.
Have been a professional calligrapher for 50 years.
I was falsely accused of some dreadful crimes for money. It was impossible to disprove a negative so I was convicted of those historic (40 years ago?) imaginary crimes and was jailed. I was finally believed and released after 3.5 years.
They say that what doesn't destroy you ... more »

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Writer's Block In Prison

WRITER'S BLOCK IN PRISON
22 September 2004

Writer's block is a terrible thing
It stops you dead when you need it least
They say that when the time is right
The words will flow like wine at night.

But here I sit gazing out
at the trees and the grass and the flowers about
and the little red doors of the prison cells
and my thoughts go round and nothing comes out.

Ok, to work, tutor wants words -
An essay no less - but hasn't he heard
that essays are good but not all of us can
write just like that - maybe he can!

Tutor I think wants an ...

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