I am so saddened to hear about the passing of our dear friend Roy. In fact I am gutted that I haven’t been around at all these past 3 years. Roy and I have in the past had personal contact via email and shared confidentiality’s with each other. Never once did have a bad word about anyone and showed himself to be a remarkably honest and caring gentleman first and foremost and a wonderful mentor. All this and I haven’t even mentioned his exceptional poetry. Now I’ll need to find out for myself why writing poetry hurts me so much inside now Roy is no longer around to ask. Bless the man and love the poet.
Keith Lumbard (Roy’s student) xx