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Winchester Round Up

As usual I booked a weekend of workshops at the Winchester Writers’ Conference, and as usual had a great time! It was a bitter-sweet weekend in several ways.There was some sadness as the delegates said good-bye to the wonderful Barbara … Continue reading

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Three new collections

The copies are in the post to the British Library and the books are registered with Nielsen and the books are available on-line at Amazon, W H Smiths et al so I can safely say these three books are now … 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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In the Post

A collection of fifty four poems which has taken nearly two years to complete. A two year journey which has seen my poetry change as my attitudes have changed, as I have learned more. At some points I think a … 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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Ghazal

This ancient Persian form is excellently explained at www. dVersepoets.com – go along and join in.           Take a rose then shroud it with drab cotton. Is this the way we repay God’s bounty? Cut off the … Continue reading

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The Art of the 2 Kilo Parcel

The idea for this poem has been lurking for a long time now, but I can’t seem to find a way in. It is a subject I really want to write about to add little light and shade to the … Continue reading

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