Biography of Rosemary Appleton
A diplomat's brat, R.C.Appleton was nearly born on a plane, but her mother managed to make it to Queen Charlotte's Hospital in Hammersmith in time, all the way from the Cold War and Romania. After time spent in various schools abroad, she came back to England and eventually got a scholarship to Benenden School in Kent. From there she went on to Exeter University to read English. When she graduated from there, she already had another scholarship to study until she was 27 years old, which she did here and there all over Europe. Most of her life has been spent travelling, teaching, translating and writing for a living from Spain to, latterly, Thailand and Taiwan. She has recently returned to London and, after a disastrous stab at being a law student, is returning to journalism and her longest, oldest love, writing poetry.
Rosemary Appleton's Works:
Anthologised over the years in literary journals such as 'Outposts' and 'Orbis', two sonnet sequences of some length, illustrated with abstract colour images, are available with free previews on http: //www.lulu.com/rcappleton as downloads or elegant hardcover volumes. A free blog of occasional verse can be found on the same site.
Rosemary Appleton Poems
Meditations For The New Year
The year runs out, time turns, and the knife cuts, The moment stops, the breath in heliopause Is held, the glasses darken, cigar butts Are all that now remain, the lost hours’ cause
However hard I hammer on your doors, You will not let me in. I know my sex is probably the cause.
However hard I hammer on your doors,
You will not let me in.
I know my sex is probably the cause.
I’m old and ugly when the common lot
Is to be beautiful: my class and looks
Count more than letters - sorry, I forgot
To dress my body with my words for sale: