Awaiting the flip

On 31st May 2019

This rhyming poem was written in response to a poetry prompt ‘In a field’. Google leads to some strange and, occasionally, scarey places when researching for inspitation!   North is north and south is south In the cradle of Earth’s…


Specimen in an invisible case

On 3rd May 2019

In this post-gender world Some say there are sixty-three types. Others scoff and proclaim just two Holding tight to zebra-style binary stripes.   They mourn for a life that was simple But the labels keep breeding, vicious as darts So…


Born an original

On 21st March 2019

Today is World Poetry Day, so here is an offering in celebration of poets and writers around the world.   I was born an original But became a chameleon Because I felt naked When so delicately clothed In the unique…


The life and times of a letter box

On 15th March 2019

When challenged to write a poem on the colour red I recalled a letter box I’d seen embedded in the wall of an old post house in Scotland. I’ve taken liberties with the location to create a rhyme. Hopefully I…


My Father’s workshop

On 2nd March 2019

I am often inspired by everyday things. This poem speaks of the everyday of my childhood, andthe  power of fragrance to carry us back in time. My Father’s workshop Blade slices plank Metal cuts wood Violent yet creative A soft…


Heads or tails?

On 22nd February 2019

This year I’ve signed up to a group that aims to write a poem a month based on a set of provided prompts. For February the prompt was ‘Both sides’. This poem was my response, inspired by a quote that…


Seats in the rain

On 16th February 2019

Sitting in the warmth of a public lounge on a rainy winter’s day, I could see wet seats on the patio. This poem was the result of my musing. Seats in the rain Will you come and sit? Take no…


Through sleeping eyes

On 2nd February 2019

I’ve discovered that poetry can be ‘published’ in many different forms. This particular poem first appeared as part of an exhibition of creative work at a festival. It was written on a large white board in the entrance to the…


It’s a dog’s life

On 25th January 2019

This humourous little poem sprang to life while walking on a beach on the south coast. Love seeing dogs and their owners having fun, but it is an interesting relationship! It’s a dog’s life Is it any wonder dogs think…


Discarded treasures

On 19th January 2019

I adore second-hand bookstores, and I am not surprised they are a popular backdrop for stories at present. There is something magical about stepping into these literary Alladin’s caves. This poem was inspired by both personal experience and also an…

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