pathetic fallacy, meaning the echo of landscape and weather that echo the emotions of a person. In my case it was the repairing of a house echoing the emotions of the couple who live there. My tutor even asked me if I would submitting it somewhere. Another student said the poem reminded her of the style of writing of poet Paula Fox, not someone I am familiar with and from my searching online she seemed to write more books than anything. Anyway, this praise certainly cancelled out the negative of receiving notifications that I had not won, nor were short listed in the two recent competitions I entered.
I've also done a little writing, pose poetry mainly, ideas that came to me when I was in bed (on one of those nights when getting back to sleep seemed impossible!) I wrote four draft poems. They are still in my notebook and haven't yet made it to computer. They are all about childhood (not necessarily mine!). I seem to have been writing a few poems based on childhood in the last few months and I already have a title in my head for a collection, should I ever get that far!