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In Flanders Fields

  Three years ago a display of ceramic poppies filled the moat at the Tower of London. I took some pictures and then the Archaeologist recited possibly the most powerful WW1 poem and sent me the link. It’s attached below … Continue reading

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Cabbages and Kinks #poetry #health

Ok so it’s chard not cabbage but it is green, it’s healthy and full of vitamins and grows easily in our South London micro climate. But I don’t eat enough. Greens. Never really did. The Archaeologist, contrarian that he was, … Continue reading

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The Book of Trees #dulwich #trees #villagelife #poetry

I live in a part of South London that is full of trees. The other day I got hold of this. It is hand drawn and shows the position of many unique and rare species of tree in my neighbourhood. … Continue reading

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Of geese and coffee cups #poem #poetry

I inhabit a space Between The Unknown And The Misunderstood. In a continuum Of blinks Only one matters. All past blinks are as one; All future blinks are but practice dreams. The one that matters Is the twitch of a … Continue reading

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In the Land of Grey and Pink

Or maybe yellow and pink; or green and pink. Pink anyway. The sun shone after a night of sporadic rain and the roses burst into an abundance of, er, every colour. But just as I’m taken by the pink I … Continue reading

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How does the garden groweth? #gardening #spring

I’ve had the urge, see. A real throbbing need, an itch to scratch.¬† It’s the garden and since¬†the weather has been warm and, thank heavens, wet today I’ve done a lot, even extending a gravel path and a bark path … Continue reading

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Shadows #poem #poetry

A year ago I posted this in response to a prompt based on a Munch painting ‘Moonlight’. I thought you might enjoy a reprise. My Life as a Shadow Most people would say I’m a saddo If I told the … Continue reading

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