Category: Unyoung

Once Upon A Time—a poem about voices in your head

(Republished) Here’s the podcast episode that features this poem Once upon a time there were six little girls (all my stories start that way) and we all lived happily giggling and squabbling and jumping and wriggling and running wild and running free or hiding away in a hedge or a tree. And our Daddy David […]

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Catechism—a poem about the power of names and nicknames

Q. What is your Name? A. Jigger the jumper Robin the tomboy Fishface the dumb dumb Rachel the Taylor and womanly Rachel McAlpine Tosh the friend and Pud the wife and suddenly Granny-Rachel. Q. Who gave you these names? A. My sister, parents, classmates godmother, friends and husband grandsons and granddaughters knowing the words they […]

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