Category Archives: funeral

Last Train Journey for Dverse Poetry

I just couldn’t resist this in answer to Claudia’s prompt on Dverse…   The pauper and the Spanish gentleman, a seamstress, apprentice, clerk and engineer; the builder, inn-keeper, much loved wife; a flower girl, a thief, doctor and solicitor slumber side … Continue reading

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Dverse poetry pub – critiquing

I am so sorry not to have your sessions to look forward to Luke. I have enjoyed them immensely. Here is a poem that needs work.Please pull it apart so I can put it back together and make it stronger … Continue reading

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Wootton Bassett under a louring sky

‘By honouring one, I honour them all’ This was my feeling as I approached Wootton Bassett to pay my respects to Lt Daniel Clack, the latest tragic death of a young, so very young soldier on patrol in Afghanistan. The … Continue reading

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Still Doing his Bit

Still Doing his Bit Every card and plastic flower rain-soaked soft toy, he collects with aching fingers broken heart ; this old soldier marching now on battery power fills the shopping basket on his red, mobility scooter and lurches, wide … Continue reading

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Inspiration – at last

This is my first post for two days, but I did manage three poems, ‘Love Eternal’,  ‘Isabella and Irena Wianiawski – eternally waiting in Surrey’ and ‘The Wall’. The latter was in response to a great photo prompt on One … Continue reading

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The Necropolis

Where does Dennis Wheatley rub shoulders with the writer and illustrator of the Rupert Bear cartoon, or with John Singer Sargeant? Where do hanged women murderers – or suspected murderers – lie side by side with Ladies of the Realm; … Continue reading

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I wish we could have sung for her…

It was a fitting day for it, sun shining bright and hard in a flinty sky. The bitter wind chilled hands so they could be warmed by ‘why do we only meet at funeral’ handshakes.   Gentle words spoken, memories … Continue reading

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