Category Archives: poetry

A Poem For A Modern Tragedy

I’m over at Esther Chilton’s blog, here, with a rather sombre poem… please go and say hi. I wrote this after I listened to actress, Ruthie Henschell describing being allowed to visit and hold her mother one year after lockdown … Continue reading

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Quantum Writing – The Physics Of Stories #poem #poetry

I sit at my table, solid, present. It’s very existence comforts. I tap it; my knuckles resonate with it. I push it; my fingers bend against it, Defeated by its inertia. My laptop sits snug on the supportive surface, Stolidly … Continue reading

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Careless? #poem

Nothing personal here, just something that came to me as I tried to dissuade the cold caller from continuing She looks at me, just so, Eyebrows moving up and down Her shoulders just down. The caller asks about solar panels: … Continue reading

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A Warning. #poem #poetry

Sea Fever by John Masefield is a classic that begins ‘I must down to the seas again’. This is my alternative version…. I must up to the loo again As I give in to the urge to pee And while … Continue reading

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Ars Poetica #poem #poetry

A poem is an erotic pass the parcel with words, Seductively shedding its millefeuille of meanings to tease you with its deceits. You climb up through its stanzas, in search of the rhythms on the next horizon Which may leave … Continue reading

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Revenge Is A Dish Best Served Posthumously #poem #poetry

The older that I get I do regret Another daybreak Such a butt ache. Time speeds past Another breakfast More eggs on toast Less me, more ghost. A beardy old fool Splattered with drool Filled with tea Needing a pee. … Continue reading

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December; The Garden Poised #wintergarden #garden

December and into January in the garden is a pause in all the action. Images repeat with hope pricking slowly through the cold hard soil. This poem I hope captures some of that pent up energy, twitching on the start … Continue reading

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Complaining #poetry #poem

What is it about complaining? You approach the counter Already rehearsing your clever, witty rejoinder. Then, confronted by the hapless helper With a smile and a ‘can I help you?’ All leant during role play On the training away day … Continue reading

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My Year-End Search For Wisdom in Verse…

Today I received notification of a rather splendid review of my recently published book of poetry by Ro Newton who lives ‘down under’. I hope you enjoy her rambles and kind words as I did.

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The Twelve Dog Days Of Christmas #dog #christmas

A little something Dog penned for Sue Vincent’s delightful pup, Ani’s, Advent calendar, in case you missed On the first day of Christmas, my two legges gave to me, My favourite walkies! * On the second day of Christmas, my … Continue reading

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