Writings of the general word's body

Monday, September 17, 2007

Munayem Mayenin was in Saturday's Weekend Magazine. Poet, founder of Poetsletter Magazine and organiser of the London Poetry Festival, Mayenin was talking about snakes and happiness.

"I find joy in my children. My own father died when I was 15. I was shattered, blown away. I became a stone. One should cry to resolve a death, but I couldn't cry for 25 years. I didn't write a word about my father. There are so many different ways to deal with pain, and after 25 years I wrote about the way we buried my father. When I wrote that poem I cried as if I was standing at his grave, watching the coffin go in. His death was resolved. It was quite a long poem."

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