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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 Writing Group for the village

Why are writing groups important? After all writing is generally thought to be a solitary occupation. There are many reasons for getting together – if only for the company of peers. Feedback and editing are one of the most powerful … 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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Windy Night!

We woke on Sunday to a blustery morning and the moan of a chainsaw, thought nothing of it and started the day – a cup of tea in bed. The chain saw moaned on! Eventually the sun burned off the remaining … 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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Old folks tea party…

On Tuesday I was invited to speak at our local Old Folks Club which meets fortnightly for afternoon tea. Specifically I was asked to talk about how I became a poet, but also about my adventures as an Olympic Storyteller. … Continue reading

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