Joined Nov 8 2010
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I'm a London, England based poet, who threw myself into writing back in 2006 after a 6 year writing hiatus ended.
Your first impression of meeting me may be that I’m a little quiet and reserved. Though you might very well be surprised when you get to know me, then read some of the things I’ve written and realise I’m not so quiet after all!
INSPIRED my first book of poetry, was first published in Feb 2008 by Mad Jock Publishers. You can order it direct from me www.amazon.co.uk/shops/angelaedgar
www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYe5kEpDHk0 (Inspired book trailer)
I am available for poetry readings at spoken word, motivational and empowerment events in London.
Get in touch: [email protected] or call +44 (0)7985 650 009
My favourite poem from INSPIRED which is dedicated to my mother.
Saturday I woke to the smells
Of spinach greens, with meat bits, onions and peppers
They roused me from my troubled dreams
With that special ingredient
That makes everything ok
My tummy rumbled and yearned
For some bammie and fried plantains
My tummy called to me and yelled
"Wake Up! Mama's cooking!
Go get yours before it's gone...
And Big Sis has taken it all!"
I wait in bed, eyes closed,
Recognising the familiar scents
Until the combination
Is right for me to rise to the table
I hear the kettle boiling
The clink of pots, pans and cutlery
Of Mama moving about downstairs
These are the familiar Saturday morning rituals
That marked my childhood
Until now as a grown woman.
Ooh, she's done it now!
That's the smell that will get me up
To claim my share
...Hot dumplings, fresh baked out the oven...Oh Yeah!
I toss and turn onto my stomach
As scents assail my nostrils
Slowly, I slide out from under the covers
A toe...an ankle...a calf...a thigh...my bum...
As I eventually fling off the bedspread
I've gone to fill my face
As well as my soul
With Mama's cooking creations
And that extra special secret ingredient of hers
The one that with a taste
Can make it all better
Heal hurts like a kiss, a word...
Like a mother's unconditional love
Like a mother’s understanding hug.
©Angela Edgar 2008 taken from INSPIRED
Published by Mad Jock Publishers 2008
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