An email

This is as good a place to place feedback as any. I received this email today.  “It’s really very odd. My awareness of your existence kind of bubbled up.

It started with noticing the poems in Manchester, the ones at hardy’s well and later the one at the contact theatre. I noticed them, but didn’t connect them together as one author’s work. My first encounter with your name was when I walked your poem on tib street. Something clicked.  Your name seemed oddly familiar.  I began to make connections.

Then suddenly, you were everywhere. Really, it was like the flicking of a switch. You were on the bus to work, on radio (four I think) and even on my ancient and much loved leftfield album. Since then it makes me smile when I see you pop up in yet another unexpected place. I’ve enjoyed the slow unveiling, it felt like you just kept niggling at me with great patience until I actually looked (it took about 8 or 9 years all told).” 

So, essentially all I wanted to say was thanks, keep it up and I really hope to see more of your poetry out in the open. It really works you know, poetry on the streets, it’s a slow subtle
permeation. You’d almost never notice it, but it slowly soaks in and makes the day just a little better.

2 thoughts on “An email

  1. ለምን ሲሳይ እንደምን ከርመሃል

    ምንም እንኳን የእንግሊዘኛ ችሎታዬ ዘቅተኛ ቢሆንም በመዘገበ ቀላት በመጠቀም ያንተን ግትሞች አነባሁ፤ በጣም ከሚያደንቁህ ሰዎች አንዱ ነኝ ፤ እግዚአብሔር እድሜውን አብዝቶ ይስጥህ፤፤
    ተስፋዬ ከበደ
    ከአዲስ አበባ

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