The written version of this poem has disappeared. Find a reading and a link to more information about this poet below:
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To find out more about Helen Martin, visit her professional website HERE.
Having been there more than a few times and witnessed stage fright in myself and others, the poem is on target. Helen’s conclusion is also truth. Applause is the actor’s consolation and deliverance.
I especially liked…Applause is the actors consolation and deliverance.
Thank you for you response.
This gifted writer
in truth sometimes
in self preservation.
To see on the page
what is felt in the soul;
Is to reveal the heart
and make oneself whole.
Ross, thank you so very much; your poem ‘sings’ to me.