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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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January Dawn

Cold earth, crouched           ¦¦       bides, marks time. Crystal on spiked crystal,   ¦¦       hoar takes hold, blasts, grips, burns              ¦¦       … 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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New Year – new adventure

Any regular readers of this blog may remember that just over a year ago, together with Jill, a friend who is also a writer and painter, I embarked on a career as a crafter at the local Country Market with the aim … Continue reading

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A Year of Poetry

  A Poetry Year I am planning a programme of 12 workshops to be held between 10 am and noon on the last Saturday morning of each month, beginning on Sat 26th January . They will be held in my Writing Room in … Continue reading

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Silver!

It seems to me that ‘Olympics’ is fast becoming a word not to use and a subject not to talk about. It is fashionable to be anti the Games with talk of inequalities, no ticket availability, cost, disruption and on … Continue reading

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Backwards and forwards in true, poetic rhythm

Looking back I realise that 2011 was the year I became a poet. I’d been writing poetry for years before, but 2011 was the year I began to believe. Now, if asked, it is what I say I am – … Continue reading

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Walking the dog this morning

  Crackle-tan and ochre scuffs beneath our feet. Sienna, burnt and raw rain-pasted to coarse paddock grass. Single, lemon hued leaflings hurtle in mad dance ankle high, defy demented terrier snap – drop like stone, to lie atop wind-piled drifts of … Continue reading

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