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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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Last Train Journey for Dverse Poetry

I just couldn’t resist this in answer to Claudia’s prompt on Dverse…   The pauper and the Spanish gentleman, a seamstress, apprentice, clerk and engineer; the builder, inn-keeper, much loved wife; a flower girl, a thief, doctor and solicitor slumber side … Continue reading

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Inspiration – at last

This is my first post for two days, but I did manage three poems, ‘Love Eternal’,  ‘Isabella and Irena Wianiawski – eternally waiting in Surrey’ and ‘The Wall’. The latter was in response to a great photo prompt on One … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry – Friday poetically

The Knight – Repentant So many dreams of greatness, So much pride, – the quest, my Badge of honour, worn jauntily. Of all the battles won, obstacles Overcome – this last, the swamp Of knowledge, cost mightily. Here I learned … Continue reading

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One Stop Poetry – a triolet

When another soldier dies I always think about their kids, their mothers, fathers, husbands, wives . When another soldier dies what arc of pain from that demise – so many lives that hit the skids when another soldier dies. I … Continue reading

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I wish we could have sung for her…

It was a fitting day for it, sun shining bright and hard in a flinty sky. The bitter wind chilled hands so they could be warmed by ‘why do we only meet at funeral’ handshakes.   Gentle words spoken, memories … Continue reading

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Shaggy dogs and heroes

That a brave young soldier died of the wounds he incurred while working with his dog to find weapons and explosives is more than sad, it is distressing. Only a week or two ago I read  of the work these … Continue reading

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