I have added a page at the top of my blog that will take you to the comments people made when voting for ‘Codes of Conduct’ in the Saboteur Awards, for which I was shortlisted. No gong on the night- but reading the comments was reward enough. Lots of very kind people have shown support for the pamphlet and I value their support.
This link should get you to the comments — https://neilelderpoetry.wordpress.com/saboteur-award-what-voters-said-about-codes-of-conduct/
This handbook remains out of print
Swimming uphill with a snow suit on
Is not recommended for beginners.
It can be vexing to find oneself
Trailing in a stickleback wake.
The safest approach is to lie on your back
Letting the current take over.
In time you will note the point
Between silt and shore.
Intermediate persons may jump
From the bridge in order
To determine the size of their splash.
An instructor may be bankside
To offer assistance.
(This poem appears in ‘The Journal’ #40)