The Silver Quill Blogger Award

First of all I’d like to thank Jeremy for nominating me for this award; I really appreciate it! Have a look at Jeremy’s page – you’ll love his poems and his photos: http://thesandcounty.wordpress.com/

So here goes:

The rules for this award:

If you choose to accept, are to paste the logo of this award on the top of your post. Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the questions below. Nominate five or more people, list them and let them know that they have been nominated.

The Questions

  1. Do you prefer rhyming or non-rhyming poetry?

I love a lot of different and varied poetry, rhyming and non-rhyming, but if I think about it, the modern poets I like do not rhyme: Martín Espada, Patrick MacDonogh, Jon Loomis, Kim Addonizio, Brigit Pegeen Kelly…

2- What’s your favorite Shakespeare Play?

Macbeth… it translates into the modern world so well, power, ambition, betrayal, love… it has everything! Talk about heroes and villains!

3- Who is your favourite author?

John le Carré – and favourite book ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ – I have read it countless times!

4- Name three people who you greatly admire.

Rosa Parks, my great grandmother Lois Walford née Penney, Oscar Wilde. Rosa Parks because she was just an ordinary person who exhibited such huge courage and strength to combat the outrageous systemic racism which she met every day; Lois Walford who went against her family and Victorian convention to live with the Jewish man she loved, bear him five illigitimate children, and support them when her beloved ‘husband’ died just before his 50th birthday when the children were all so young; Oscar Wilde for his wit and courage and intellect and passion.

People living today who I admire are Barack Obama, David Weir (paralympic athlete) my cousin Jackie

5- What’s your favourite album ever?

The Mavericks… but which album? A tough choice, all those fantastic songs, ‘Neon Blue’, ‘O What a Thrill’… so many to choose from. Maybe ‘The Mavericks’, their last album before they split up; they have now reunited and a new album is on the way!

Track listings:

1. I Wanna Know
2. In My Dreams
3. Shine a Light
4. Wondering
5. By the Time
6. Would You Believe
7. A Little Too Lonely
8. Time Goes By (feat. Willie Nelson)
9. San Jose
10. Because of You
11. Air that I Breathe

6- Which primary color do you most dislike?

I like them all in different ways – I can’t say I dislike any. Am I allowed to say that?

7- Name a song or a poem that makes you feel emotional.

‘Let’s Not Say Goodbye Anymore’ by Raul Malo… it conjures up so many different thought, memories and images

Now the tricky part… nominations, there are so many talented ‘friends’ who write the most wonderful blogs… to choose only a few…

http://gonerustic.wordpress.com/

http://almostrawvegan.com/

http://icelandpenny.wordpress.com/

http://seascapesaus.wordpress.com/

http://alleysbackstreets.wordpress.com/

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