The Anthology is now ready for ordering by Amazon.
Living across the pond does ensure
Isolation, a sense of being alone
Forgotten at times and not considered
The intellectual equal of those with whom you rub
literary shoulders from time to time.
So here I am in the anthology,
Page 105 so I see, a whole page is flattering indeed.
What wonderful assembly of writers
From all walks of life, in every shape and form.
I am somewhat embarrassed to be in the same room
As I never consider myself a poet of any substance.
I’m grateful nowadays to have studied Wordsworth
More grateful I am not like him.
Our response to language is contextual
We come at it from our own perspectives
That much I have learned and for that I’m respectful.
I have ordered my copies, they should arrive in the new year;
Determined that in my next life I might come back as a mailing agent.
But to all lucky to be included, congratulations,
I look forward to reading your words,
I will grow from them, learn from your perspective
Appreciate your skill and ability to shape our beautiful language.
Merry Christmas to you all,
Best wishes for 2018, may you continue to shape your words
With wisdom, exploration, and feelings of love.