Thank you to all for the kind words. Perhaps we are our own harshest critics but I still feel that the poems from Gloria and Trish ' flow better' as it were. I have always found my attempts at verse composition to be clunky and awkward at times.
But as they say in so many instances- ' it is the thought that counts' and it is not about the fact that I will never be a Walt Whitman or Emily Dickinson. It is all about Susan Hayward and the remarkable effect she appears to have had on so many people from all walks of life and in many diverse countries. Sad of course that she is not ' Among the Living' for what would have been her achievement of the age ton. But her body of work will outlive all of us anyway.