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dVerse Poetics – an evening of short verse

At last, another chance to try my hand at an Englyn – a short sharp tricky little form with more rules than lines! Thank you to dVerse for their evening of short verse – the perfect prompt to action for … Continue reading

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D’Verse poetics…Literary description

This was written for the dVerse poetics challenge this weekend…brilliant visual prompts and a timely reminder that we don’t just see or hear but also sense in so many ways our relationship with the world…thank you Kelvin. This is ‘quick … Continue reading

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Letting go for dVerse Poets

At last I have a moment to respond to the dVerse prompt once more. Letting go for me is tough the battle with my tendency to be in control has left its mark on my health. As Claudia says in … Continue reading

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dVerse here I come …Autumn poem

  Autumn Daybreak mist hugs web-silvered ground. Trees stretch dripping limbs in search Of dawning sun, which creeps to hang low and silver. Blousy blooms lift bowed heads once more To swagger with late-life bravado; Cold blood warmed, senile bees … Continue reading

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He died in France

My father died in France in high summer. One bitter-sweet memory was buying fruit from a street market to tempt his failing appetite. Cherries, ripe, red from a Rouen market, cupped in her hand. His hand, pale and still, in … Continue reading

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Chobham Games Makers

( Image of Seb Coe, Eddie Izzard and volunteers from the Games Maker website)   Games Makers David and Maureen Smith The reality of being an Olympic volunteer, a Games Maker, involves an amazing amount of commitment, both of time … Continue reading

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An old poem for a new task on dVerse

I really wanted to participate in this week’s dVerse challenge – using verbs from a particular profession to strengthen a poem and to find new verbs to refresh an idea. Unfortunately I am very caught up in other writing with … Continue reading

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