hhmmm….it seems the wonderful WordPress community is quite determined to bring this shy, perpetual corner dweller out from behind the shadow of his poetry and prose, and again into the spotlight of writing directly about myself. Well, forever the optimist who will always look to the bright side, at least The Versatlie Blogger Award asks for only 7 personal details, The Liebster requested a whopping 11! :-)
Although, this has been easier for me the second time around. :-)
As I did mention last time, I’m a little uncomfortable with awards and drawing attention to myself, but i do believe in thanking those who have been profoundly generous with their praise, and in that vein I have to thank Sreejit Poole in his kindness and generosity for this nomination.
If you haven’t visited his wonderful inspiring blog Of Mind Or Matter yet, I wholeheartedly and absolutely recommend that you should.
My acceptance speech is an enormous and heartfelt Thank You to new friends and old, and all of you who have so generously given your ‘likes’, your time taken to read my words and to offer such encouraging comments.
This is also a very Special Thank You to my family at 20 Lines A Day,
to Melissa Hazzard for creating 20 Lines and her incredibly warm welcome, kjpgarcia on whose blog I saw the 20 Lines A Day link and whose poetry I’m in continual awe of and all the 20 Lines members who, through the special month of April gave a fearful novice the confidence and encouragement to continue writing poetry.
You have given this long dormant artist the gift of his creativity again, because poetry has now become my daily meditation and honestly there are no words to tell you what that means to me.
Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
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