My first published works were poems. At nine, I was receiving
subscriptions and book vouchers from student magazines for poems and limericks
submitted. In my late teens I was writing free form. Rhyme and meter has
always come easily to me although I have tried to be a little more disciplined
by attempting to follow forms such as sonnet form. It's not easy.
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