“Away from Home”

Deborah Purdy created “Away from Home” from John Mills’ Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son (1922). Please click here to read.

About the poem and the process of composing it, Deborah Purdy writes:

I skimmed through the text and compiled a selection of words and phrases to create a word/phrase bank of potential lines for the poem. After making selections for lines that fit the theme of the poem, I combined them to create stanzas with meaningful context. I then rearranged the stanzas into the form of the poem.


Also by Deborah Purdy at Heron Tree: “Where It May Be,” “For the Same Reason,” “Other Signs,” “Enough,” “Try to Find a Reason,” and “Gratitude Cento.”