Sunday, February 18, 2007


Someone has just published one of poems on their blog.

My Last Poem about Snow has appeared at Ink Stained Fingers.

Now don't get me wrong: the poem is correctly credited to me, and the source is quoted. It isn't a case of plagiarism. I'm very happy for Anna to use my poem. But why did she not seek my permission first? I could understand if there was no contact reference given or an out-of-date link, but the site where she saw my poem has a visible link to my contact page.

It is only by chance that I discovered her use of the poem. I just wish she'd told me herself and sooner.

Update: February 20th: It appears that rather than contact me and apologise for the oversight, the blogger has pulled the page from her blog. I wasn't asking her not to use the poem, but...

Anyhow the poem can be viewed on the Unlikely Stories website.


  1. Hi, Ackworth born, gone West, I enjoyed reading your blog and the various links.
    Maybe, you could also consider providing a link to my blog on your page:
    I have already published three collections of haiku. And my haiku and tanka have appeared in several zines and journals. Gerald England has also published my tanka, etc
    Maybe, you too find my poems readable.
    R K