Poetry

Poetry

The land of the faraway tree

On 16th October 2020

Childhood days spent in a daze in the land of the faraway tree. Turning the pages on future adventures where unread words were golden treasures. Adult days spent in a haze in the land of factual news. Scrolling through pages…

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The box

On 28th August 2020

There it is again. The demand that I think outside the box. Like that idea hadn’t occurred to me independently. Instead I needed you to point to the box and shout look there it is. Do you really think my…

Poetry

Dreaming in metaphors

On 24th July 2020

I wrote this sonnet in response to a writing challenge, and drew inspiration from a favourite song by Seal: Kiss from a rose. Does it resonate with you in any way? My love, I dream in coloured metaphors Standing so…

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Seats in the rain

On 13th April 2020

Pleased to announce that the paperback version of this anthology of poems is now available on Amazon. Buy now on Amazon UK. Buy now on Amazon US. It is also available on Kindle and also Kindle Unlimited. Do please buy,…

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When the orchids sing

On 13th April 2020

Written in response to a prompt, I couldn’t decide where this fits – not really a story, definitely not a poem. I think it is probably Prose poetry. What do you think? When the orchids sing They fill my kitchen…

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Seats in the Rain

On 13th March 2020

I finally took the plunge and gathered together a number of my poems into an anthology called Seats in the Rain. This collection focuses on identity, community and how we interact with the world around us. I hope some will…

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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…

Poetry

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…

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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…