In our continued farewell to Bruno Lettieri, writer and poet Martin Prewer takes on the beauty and personality of the man himself.

Bruno

What can we say of Bruno?

Of the cheeky smile, hospitable

Of deeper questions, challenging

Of the teacher, encouraging

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Photo credit: Amanda Piper

For those of us

Middle-aged

Tentative

Self-doubting

Twilighters

Hoping for a new path

Risking half a step forward

Fearing failure

 

What can we say of Bruno?

He gave us wisdom, opportunity, example

He humoured us, provoked us, accepted us

He fired us with possibilities

And nurtured life-stretching belief

In ideas

In community

In ourselves

Martin Prewer

Martin Prewer is a writer and poet who has been published in Platform and is, like the rest of us, a Bruno Lettieri fan.