Joining for feedback of my work! I used to write all the time, then stopped, so now attempting to get back in the habit. I like poems rather than poets (if that makes sense!) and my faves include: 'First Day At School' by Roger McGough 'Stealing' by Carol Ann Duffy 'Matilda' by Hilaire Belloc 'The New Duckling' by Alfred Noyes Will add more when I think of them! There was also a really good (but v v long) poem about a lost dog (it might have been lost in Japan??) that I read once and really liked but I can't remember who it's by. It contained the line "you are lost and you know it" either over and over or in a place where the line really stood out as it's the main thing I remember about the poem. It also made reference to "empty neon"?! If anyone's ever read it and knows who wrote it please let me know!!
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