Monday, 12 April 2010

Birthday Wishes across the Atlantic

This post is for our eldest daughter who is 22 today. She's studying in the US of A for a year and she's a bit of an Emily Dickinson fan! Wendy Cope is also excellent!

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson
Liked to use dashes
Instead of full stops.
Nowadays, faced with such
Critics and editors
Send for the cops.
Wendy Cope
from 'Making Cocoa for Kingsley Amis' (Faber)
Happy Birthday Nell!


  1. Hi Marina,
    Just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying your blog. I'm a newbie (at blogging, not at swimming!) and it's nice to see some like-minded blogs like yours and some of the blogs you link to. I've added you as a link on my fledgling blog, btw - hope that's ok!

    So interesting to read about pools and "wild swimming" in other places (I'm in Toronto, which is not exactly the swimming capital of the world, though we do have many community pools).
    All the best with your training, and your writing!

  2. hi Sheila - thanks for visiting and I'm glad you enjoy my blog. Thanks also for linking, I will pop over and read yours!
    warm wishes