Tag Archives: Art

The Next Big Thing

I have spent some time considering what the next big thing is for me. Since I completed Deployed and it was published, I have diverted much of my attention elsewhere. I set up a web based retail site at BehindtheHighStreet.com and … 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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Poetry Workshop at Watt’s Gallery, Compton

  I am leading a poetry workshop at the Watt’s Gallery in Compton Surrey. It is a unique setting in the Surrey Hills and if you have never visited you have an amazing treat in store. G F Watts was a … Continue reading

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Roughly sculpted for Dverse

This is all edges and unfinished surfaces – a quick and dirty poem in response the the prompt at dVerse set by Victoria C Slotto. Views It begins. The tickle of water, receding. Wave upon wave. As each subsides a … Continue reading

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Country Marketeer

Such an early start – we had strict instructions to be at the village hall by 8.30 in order to set up our stall. Well, that was about the only instruction we successfully followed. They were very patient with us, … Continue reading

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Dverse Poets – Meeting the Bar

What a great exercise Dverse has come up with this week! Thanks to Claudia and Zsa from the zumpoems site.  The task is to take a passage of prose and, following several steps, ‘translate’ it into poetry. As suggested I went … Continue reading

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Dverse – form for all

Still struggling with the problem of whether an ‘ed’ ending to a verb constitutes a syllable, I have attempted a Somon  in tanka form for the Dverse form for all. I suspect it is neither a tanka relying as it … Continue reading

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