I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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Verse Portraits

Explanatory Note

In 2008 another blogger proposed a game of writing about people who had had an impact on you, in as many words as your age in years. It was supposed to be one a day for one year. I'm much slower than that, so the word count increases every time I have a birthday. On the other hand, I may well decide not to stop even if I finally reach 365.

They are numbered in order of writing. The timing is irregular. 

Eventually I incorporated my 'Verse Portraits' blog into this one, using the label Verse Portraits for poems in that category.

There are other poems here which might be regarded as portraits but don't have that label, because they don't have that word count. Also some that do have the label are more like quick sketches. Nevertheless ...

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