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S. A. S. Female, 62, United States (7/12/2013 3:28:00 PM)

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JC, I think I need a friend to copy to, but I haven't settled on the friend. A lot of my closer friends are artists, and I'm not sure they always get the word. i thought perhaps my brother and he told me basically to forget that. He doesn't know what I'm talking about most of the time. It's still up in limbo, but I'm seeing signs of Chemo Brain more and more and thinking I have to do something. Or just let it go...toss it with ash and let it be windswept.
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I'm not sure what my husband would do. This is always a conversation that is sidestepped.
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That's interesting about Richard Shelton. I wonder if he was glad she did that or if he cringed to think that some of what me meant to be tossed came back without regard to his edits.

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  • Jefferson Carter (7/14/2013 7:18:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

    No, it really pissed him off that she kept doing that. I'd be pissed too.

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    • S. A. S. (7/16/2013 3:42:00 PM) Post reply

      Maybe my husband has a secret stash- I think he's fishing and he's somewhere reading my old poems.

  • Mary Morstan (7/12/2013 3:47:00 PM) Post reply

    You could leave them with your library. Actually, it's important. Maybe someone in 60 or a 100 or 200 years is going to come across one, or some, of your published poems, and want to know more. It's such a drag doing research when you meet with dead ends. I know poets who have left it in their wills that their notebooks/unpublished poems go to the National Library of Ireland. They're men, of course (!) . I don't think I have enough confidence in mine, but I'd like to gather some for future generations. My great aunt left a hand-written book of hers, and it was lovely - I didn't even know she wrote.

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