Thank you for visiting the website of Di Castle, author of Grandma's Poetry Book, which charts the nostalgic journey from birth to teens as seen through the eyes of a grandmother. It captures the many facets of those fleeting, easily forgotten moments as the grandchildren grow. Touching and funny in turn, the poems resonate with a grandmother’s love for her grandchildren.
The Inspiration was the birth of my first grandchild, the huge, unexpected emotion galvanising my writing after a ‘dry’ spell. My notebooks began to fill with chance remarks and a few lines of verse, later honed and tweaked, entered into competitions and anthologies and even given to family on special occasions. ‘Mother’s Day’ is one example of a poem sent in recognition of my daughter’s first special day.
Grandma’s Poetry Book is Di Castle's first poetry collection.