There are some things a poet cannot accept

Tallis expresses our feelings much better than many

Sue Vincent

14th September 1958 – 29th March 2021

R.I.P

Tallis Steelyard

There are times when a poet must make a stand and say, “This has happened without my cognisance and I will not accept it!” Today has not been the best of days. Today I got a note from a patron. Common enough, especially from her, as she was always quick to praise, swift to encourage. But today the note had a bitter flavour. She was sitting awaiting death. A week? Longer?

And what can a poet do? A poet can protest, a poet can stand tall and say firmly that this will not do. A poet can bang the table with his wine glass obvious of the fact it has shattered and the pieces lie glistening but incoherent, shards of dreams never now to be dreamt.

Others have known Sue for longer than I, others will doubtless feel the grief more keenly, will mourn longer, but my job as a…

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9 thoughts on “There are some things a poet cannot accept

  1. Sue made her mark on the world and left us with her shining words and her great joy in life. As with all who knew her, I will never, ever forget her. May we all face life … and death …with tht much courage, and then move on to a far better place.

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