I write of literary tradition
And Venus, and cosmic
Imagery tinged with religious
Expression and the burdens
Of love and empty emotion;
Encouragement of literary traditions
And rhyming couplets and perfect
Form, or free verse and its emphatic
Flow, 'though one should never use "flow"
I weave essays from others' poetry
And despair at my own ever being noticed.
I crave anonymity and independence
And yet – no-one wants to be forgotten.