Dafyd Smith

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

Biography of Dafyd Smith

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 makes you stronger. Well, it also teaches you some harsh truths about life in general. I first tried poetry 'for fun' in jail.
I am working on combining my art and my poetry. The future is going to be interesting.

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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

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