This is just a quick post that has nothing to do with me.

For all lovers of poetry out there, I’ve just purchased a copy of a book of poetry from a friend of mine.

On occasion, when the Whittlesey Wordsmiths get together, we challenge ourselves. We select a theme and give ourselves twenty minutes to write something. I generally write the beginning of a short story of some kind.

Tessa Thomson writes poetry. In those selfsame twenty minutes, she can create a finished poem, rhyming and scanning properly. My mind can’t do that, even though I can appreciate the end result.

Here is a collection of some of her poems, well worth the time it takes to read them.

Finding my Voice by Tessa Thomson

PS. I photoshopped one of the illustrations.

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