Some of these poems have survived since Roman times in Britain, but
we are part of a more complete history. Some of us keep notebooks by the
bed, some write three pages of waffle every morning, and some read, and
write, at any old hour of the day or night.
But most of us love words, and poetry. At least one of us admits
to saving a collection of our downloaded verse, to be read at odd moments
during the day, by the medium of a laptop.
I still love my well worn books of verse, some of which I have had
since childhood, some of which belonged once to grandparents or other forebears.
But not all of us have such resources, let alone can travel with them.
Our especial interest in this area, will be Poetry in English, both
British and American, but, by the look of it, there are a few ancient classics
which have aroused Scribblers interest too. This is to be a personalized
collection, uniquely tailored to the wishes of the 'scribble' population.
Everything in here has been liked, remembered fondly, or has aroused the
curiosity of a 'scribbler'.
THE EDITOR'S GUIDELINES
The idea for this area came about simply because poets tend to ask,
"Do you have a copy of?" "Do you know where I can find?" "I always liked.."
So I've started a collection, based on the highly academic rule
of thumb that someone, somewhere, has asked for it. Or that on my way to
putting it up, I found myself saying, I like that one too, let's put that
PLANS FOR THE ANTHOLOGY
I fancy that, at least at first, the growth of this area may appear
to be haphazard, but it is likely to be interesting. However, it is unlikely
to contain anything which is still under copyright, or otherwise embargoed,
unless and until we receive specific permissions for such publication.
At some stage, each section will be tidied up and given an introduction,
but that will be when we can at last see overall trends, or directions,
or to fit in with developing theories.
Sometimes, the copy I find has been 'clarified' for modern readers.
(Modern, in this case, being loosely interpreted). For example, the version
of 'They fle from me who sometime did me seke', is a 'modernized' version.
I prefer the older form, but not everyone finds it easy to read, neither
was spelling standardized at the time of its original writing.
Sometimes I will be able to point you in the direction of some excellent
online resources or to places where you can find more poems written
by the same poet