Susan Ashdown

Rookie (28/01/1954 / East Sussex, England)

Comments about Susan Ashdown

  • Michael Shepherd (2/21/2005 9:29:00 AM)

    Susan, your poems seem to me to show a real poetic talent. But reading 'Be Lucky', there's something I can't quite put my finger on. It's to do with presenting a poem to the public without calling - consciously or unconsciously - for sympathy; which such a poem would arouse naturally. The old phrase 'trespassing on someone's sympathy' is a rather harsh expression of this. It's something to do with poetic self-containment. The Chinese are so good at this!
    I hope you can make sense of this? I wouldn't write if it weren't that your poetry impresses me...

    Best, Michael

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Lamplight

She sits in the lamplight and
with carefully crafted quill
pens out her most precious thoughts.
She loves him still.

He fell asleep so long ago and
is resting peaceful now
not a day goes by without thoughts of him
and not one moment ever will.

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