Each month, I look forward to receiving my new edition of Writing Magazine. When it pops through my letterbox, I archive my last copy in my bookshelves in my study.
For the past month, I have had the July issue by my side, open at the Alison Chisholm’s two-page Poetry Workshop, Featuring my poem, Flutter Back. Some might think that to be rather vain, and maybe it is, but I was so happy and proud to have that lovely poem featured, that I just had to keep reminding myself that the print was real.
I wish that I could have taken it to show my Dad, but he died in March. He would have been so happy and proud. Having written the poem in the late Summer of last year, at least I was able to read it to him before he died. He was delighted when he heard it.
So, in archiving July’s edition of that magazine, I felt that I was filing away a tiny piece of Dad.
That is why I am both happy and sad.
At least I am able to share it with all of you, as we sit here sipping our weekend coffee.
What has made you happy or sad this week?
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