When everything is for 'fun' nothing is for the good.
I think a poet, like a painter, should be a craftsperson.
Poets should ignore most criticism and get on with making poetry.
Each word bears its weight, so you have to read my poems quite slowly.
I don't like poetry that just slaps violent words on a canvas, as it were.
I married a young Englishman in Cambridge in 1955 and have lived in Britain every since.
A poem might be defined as thinking about feelings - about human feelings and frailties.
Yes, I do often write poems from the mind, but I hope I don't ignore feelings and emotions.
I am now seventy, rather glad, really, that I won't live to see the horrors to come in the 21st century.
I like rhyme because it is memorable, I like form because having to work to a pattern gives me original ideas.