Story: Saleema Imam
One of our regular contributors, Sylvia Reaney, has had a volume of her work published.
‘I Like to Write Things Down in Rhyme’ comprises over 30 poems on themes from special occasions, life’s lessons, to our world and family (some long, some short and some which could easily be set to music). The volume was put together for Sylvia’s 80th birthday by her grand daughter Claire. Sylvia told the Messenger,
“I didn’t know anything about it, I thought it was brilliant. I’ve written poetry for years, I often write for family and friends on special occasions.”
On the back of the book Claire writes,
“From her vast collection we’ve selected just the best. If this book is a best seller then we may publish the rest!”
Verses from one of my favourites runs like this: