Poems for friends and relatives

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Poems for friends and relatives

Today I’m reading a few poems that I wrote for particular friends or relatives—not love poems, just a message of delight or affection. Have you ever written a poem like that—and given it to them? That’s pretty special for both the poet and the receiver.

6 thoughts on “Poems for friends and relatives

  1. Anonymous says:

    Love your poems and your podcast.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Thank you so much!

  2. sent the above comment.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Oh hello Margo! So good to get your lovely message and even better to recognise the mysterious anonymous.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    I continue to love hearing you read your own work. As for cleaners, I think of Tillie Olsen’s short story “I Stand Here Ironing.” Not cleaning, but housework.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I must find this story…

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