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Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

2 thoughts on “Dragonfly Waltzing

  1. Hi Alys,
    I really enjoy that poem. The best thing about was how you described the dragonfly.
    Why do you think describing nouns is so important in writing ? Love the poem !!!!!!
    Thinara

    • Thanks Thinara. I do think that nouns are incredibly important. I once read a great piece of advice that explains poetry as ‘using the best words in the best position’ It’s so true. Choosing the best word for the poem can be difficult but it’s so important. It’s easy to choose words that rhyme but often people choose the first or easiest rhyming word. I prefer to make life difficult 🤣🤣🤣🤣. I try to find the most beautiful word. If that makes sense. Alys

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