I started writing poetry and short stories in my late forties. I find it fun, and therapeutic too.
I grew up surrounded by books, and they are still my constant love.

I have one published poem in an anthology entitled, 'Still Life'. The publisher is United Press Ltd.
Some of my work also appears on the 1066 Art Gallery website: www.1066artgallery.co.uk

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Susan Ashdown Poems

Behind This Smile

Behind this smile is a host of mixed emotions.
Like a scared rabbit I want to stand stock-still
In the stare of headlight-eyes.... more »

Lamplight

She sits in the lamplight and
with carefully crafted quill
pens out her most precious thoughts.
She loves him still.... more »

Home Once More

She drifted in with the mist
As if kissed by the air
Floating there in the half light
Blessed by time and the sight of home.... more »

Susan Ashdown Quotes

Comments about Susan Ashdown

Michael Shepherd 21 Feb 2005 09:29
Susan, your poems seem to me to show a real poetic talent. But reading 'Be Lucky', there's something I can't quite put my finger on. It's to do with presenting a poem to the public without calling - consciously or unconsciously - for sympathy; which such a poem would arouse naturally. The old phrase 'trespassing on someone's sympathy' is a rather harsh expression of this. It's something to do with poetic self-containment. The Chinese are so good at this! I hope you can make sense of this? I wouldn't write if it weren't that your poetry impresses me... Best, Michael