Sad news

I am sorry toreport that Fountain poet Ewan MacPherson died on 10th September. He was indomitable, continuing, after suffering a stroke, to attend our monthly meetings in his wheelchair, accompanied by his wife and daughter. He was a master of the iambic pentameter. The photo below shows him performing in a collaboration, “Waterwoven”, at Priddy Folk Festival many years ago.

Another Fountain poet, my dear friend Gillian Booth, died three days ago, on 7th October. Painter, writer, activist, she was a force of nature, so full of joy and kindness and life that it’s hard to take it in that she’s no longer with us. The photo below was taken by Rachael Clyne on a poets’ day out in West Bay. That too was many years ago.

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Posted by Ama Bolton on 10th October 2021.

1 thought on “Sad news

  1. mervynlickfoldgmailcom

    Dear Ama.

    Always sad to lose close friends – I can only express my deepest of condolences and as always, support if needed.

    Words can seem so inadequate – but what comes from the heart cannot be decried.

    Kindest Regards and Sympathy,

    Mervyn

    On Sun, Oct 10, 2021 at 8:30 PM ways with words in the city of Wells wrote:

    > barleybooks posted: ” I am sorry toreport that Fountain poet Ewan > MacPherson died on 10th September. He was indomitable, continuing, after > suffering a stroke, to attend our monthly meetings in his wheelchair, > accompanied by his wife and daughter. He was a master of the iambic” >

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