Like all of my favourite poems, Manuelzinho is a poem I can read over and over again – like a favourite song, I never tire of it. Love the metaphors – and a moustache like a spread-eagled sea gull; donkey … who brays like a pump gone dry.
I’m posting my poem, Phil’s Story around the idea of a writer’s ‘voice’. Like
2011 - Every person has a story. Sometimes those stories make you wonder about your own life - what you have experienced; the sufferings, joy, tragedies; that by quirk of fate shaped you as a person. Most times those stories are never told, who would be interested? It’s nothing really - just how it was.
J. O. White