Happy Birthday, Hilda Sheehan

What a treat to spend some time with Hilda Sheehan today, and on her birthday, too.  Hilda has really helped me become more involved in poetry over the last few years, through her work at Bluegate Poets, Swindon, Domestic Cherry magazine,  and the Swindon Poetry Festival, of which she was this year’s Director.

There must be hundreds of people she’s similarly enabled.  She is a poetry enabler, an encourager.  Hilda makes poetry happen and brings poetry to places that might not seem obviously full of poetic potential.  She’s a wonder!

I sometimes get together with Hilda, and Jo Bell, another poetry enabler, and we read and comment on each other’s poems.  It’s a sort of informal workshop with gossip and refreshments thrown in.    Anyway, here we are being involved with poetry, eating cake, and drinking pink fizzy alcohol.  It was a splendid day and I’m looking forward to our next get together.  Happy Birthday, Hilda! xx


1 thought on “Happy Birthday, Hilda Sheehan”

Comments are welcomed

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.