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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poetry #poem #booklaunch

Hi again. This is a cheek, of course but at last my first work of poetry will be on the shelves on 30th September. It’s 50 odd pages of high quality verse, from laugh out loud to grab the tissues. … Continue reading

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Advice To A Young Man #advice #parental advice #poem #poetry

My father and I undertook several annual walks with friends. These were usually a week, sometimes longer and took in some of the great long distance footpaths England, Wales and Scotland has to offer. We saw some gorgeous parts of … Continue reading

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My Father’s Pride #memories #poetry #parachuteregiment

In June 1945 my father was 18. He wrote the letter below to my mother, his then girlfriend with momentous news. He had undertaken his first parachute jump preparatory to being admitted as a member of the Parachute Regiment. He … Continue reading

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Lockdown Limerick

Courtesy of Esther Chilton’s prompt (this week ‘zoom’) With zoom, we’ve begun to obsess,on the question of how we should dress.Do we wear full regalia?Or bare genitalia?Face to face, there was never this stress. And for Dog lovers…

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Hot Enough To Sear A Simian’s Seat #poetry

It’s baking here in the south east of England, up into the middle thirties for the fourth day running and, absent a thunderstorm, will remain so until Friday at least. Even Dog’s searching for water So here’s a gloomy little … Continue reading

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A Courgette Went Into A Kitchen #growyourown #cake

Some years ago, the summer vegetable period produced a glut or courgettes which with the mountain of tomatoes led to what the children dubbed, in a tone of voice that might have better announced a zombie apocalypse, The Year Of … Continue reading

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July 2020: The Garden, Sort Of… #poem #poetry #garden

Tomorrow I will be announcing something about my poetry dilemma but before then here are some pictures from the July garden. At the end, after the customary piccy of Dog, there’s a poem, based on another famous poem, this time … Continue reading

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The World According To Vicky #poem #tortoise

If you live with a tortoise It’s not likely to improve your poise Or lessen any ambient noise. But equally you’ll never cuss Or jump about or make a fuss Living with a tortuss…

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Influencing #poetry #poem

It’s been a while since I did one of these. Edward Thomas wrote Adlestrop which was voted the twentieth most popular poem in English by the BBC’s audience. This is the link to the original. This is my rewritten version, … Continue reading

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Do-gooders? Pah! #limerick

‘My life’s so dull,’ said Sir Galahad,‘Being seen as good is driving me mad.’‘All of this adulation,’‘Has given me constipation.’‘In future I will present as a cad.’

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