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A Tête-à-Tête under a pearl sky

In the words of Shelley: “The cold earth slept below; Above the cold sky shone…” … and flowering long before its time, this little narcissus. Damp and bedraggled it may be but light from its petals shines out. Crouched beneath a bare, … Continue reading

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…in mind of Maya Angelou

I looked out of the window this afternoon at a leaden sky and was immediately reminded of the first lines of Maya Angelou’s poem ‘Greyday’… ‘The day hangs heavy Loose and grey…’ …and the afternoon did indeed feel loose and … Continue reading

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Drizzle

I love rain – real horizontal rain, but drizzle! Drizzle by contrast is grey and invasive. It creeps in and dampens your hair and your shoulders before you even realise its raining at all. It lurks in the grey air … Continue reading

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Poetry in the Garden

Affectionately tagged PiG, Poetry in the Garden for 2014 begins on 6th Aug at 1.30 in the writing garden in Surrey. I have already ordered the weather to be fine but not too hot so we can keep our focus … Continue reading

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Today the garden is pink

  Today the garden is pink. Early summer is the best time for my garden as there is still enough moisture in the sandy soil to keep everything looking fresh. I can even kid myself that the I have a … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas…

…and it’s wet and murky. The wonderful frosts came a week too early for us to even pretend to have a white Christmas. The garden was a wonderland and much more Christmassy than even driven snow would have felt. Today … 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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dVerse here I come …Autumn poem

  Autumn Daybreak mist hugs web-silvered ground. Trees stretch dripping limbs in search Of dawning sun, which creeps to hang low and silver. Blousy blooms lift bowed heads once more To swagger with late-life bravado; Cold blood warmed, senile bees … Continue reading

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All my dogs are leaving home – just a little doggerel!

One by one they leave to roam the fields and nearby ditches. One of them has moved next door, another hides all day in hedges. Ignoring calls and tasty treats they trot off every morning throwing glowering backward glances at … Continue reading

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Objects into poetry for dVerse

For the first time in ages, this is my response to today’s dVerse.com challenge to poeticise (!) an object. The inspiration for this is the French writer Francis Ponge. From my computer I can see a gang of long tailed … Continue reading

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