Welcome to my blog, Words Unbidden. My name is Stephen Duffy, I am a poet and author. I live in Dublin, Ireland. To me, the written word is precious, it can convey ideas and memory, thoughts and philosophies across the miles and indeed across the years. I love the notion that right now, even though we are separated by great distance, or perhaps, even a great span of time, when you read the words that I have written, I am speaking quietly in your mind, sharing my thoughts, hopes and dreams with you. As the other writers out there will know, poems are snapshots of a life. These are my poems and to me they have more clarity and resolution than the clearest photographs. They document happiness, sorrow, dreams, love won and love lost. Each is a record of life lived, be it a single moment or an entire year. They help me to remember where I have been, the highs and the lows, the love, the loss, the joy, the wonder and the happiness.
After writing for more than twenty years without ever publishing any of my works, with great trepidation I created this blog in April 2013. I am still overwhelmed by the warm and friendly reception I received from this community, the positive feedback, the supportive comments and the general familial spirit which abounds in the blogosphere.
I hope you enjoy my poems. Please feel free to comment on my work, your feedback is really appreciated. If you like what you see, you can purchase a collection of my poems entitled, ‘Holy Ground’ for Kindle or in paperback by following this link:
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