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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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The Sincerest Form Of Poetry #poems #poetry

I have, at last decided to bite an awkward shaped bullet and publish some of my poetry. I have a title (see above), a cover (below) and enough poems to warrant its being called a ‘book’. Publication date is still … Continue reading

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It’s Magical #poem #poetry #kipling #thewaythroughthewoods

Another go at one of the BBC’s top one hundred poems in English, this one based on The Way Through The Woods by Rudyard Kipling which came in at no. 48. It was one of my father’s all time favourites … 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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Dog At Leisure

This poem is based on the famous poem, Leisure, by William Henry Davies What is this life, if full of care? Go fetch my lead, don’t comb your hair. Don’t give in to untimely sloth, I know what fun awaits … Continue reading

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The Relief Of Waterloo

Another poem based on one of the greats, this time After The Listeners by Walter de la Mare and in praise of the public toilet ‘Is there anybody there,’ said the traveller, ‘To open up this loo? It’s surely wrong … Continue reading

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The Last Water #writephoto #poem #sonnet #climatechange

Cold Jack, content and job well done, creeps home, Allowing Spring her turn to warm the earth. Crocus tongues push out through softening loam As glass-eyed shepherds watch their flock give birth. We, unplucked youth, prime cocked with urgent sap, … Continue reading

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The Hand That Guides

For many years, the Textiliste and I have taken dance classes; we have a system that involves her ensuring I stay on the beat while I manage the steps. Like marriage, it’s all in the compromises… Your consoling hand sits … Continue reading

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Leave Monday Alone #lockdown #sonnet

During this lockdown, when the passing days Are formless blocks of time, a groundhog haze, Is this the point to rehabilitate Monday, and tell Sir Bob to stop the hate? Saturdays have always had an easy ride, Whether you’re bushy-tailed … Continue reading

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