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A Summer of Poetry

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The Torchbearer – James Toney

“ The Olympic Torch Relay has the power to influence attitudes and win hearts,” says James Toney, Executive Editor of Sportsbeat, award winning journalist and soon to be torch bearer. His interest in  bringing the Olympics to London started with … Continue reading

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Chobham’s Olympic Stars

I live in a small  village, not the kind of place, I thought, to brush shoulders with people directly involved in the Summer Olympics. I couldn’t be more wrong. Since one of my ‘BT Olympic Storytellers’ poems appeared in the Parish magazine, … 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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Where are all the people?

Arrival (London Prepares…Sat 5th May 2012) Empty trains, empty platforms , no sign…I quickly checked the ticket , the instructions duly downloaded from Google. This was the right station , on the right day and it was still early morning. … Continue reading

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Olympic Storyteller – latest challenge

The latest challenge for the BT Olympic Storytellers was to pin down what puts the Great in Great Britain and to describe our greatest team for 2012. My piece was commended….so just off the podium this time! London 2012…the Greatest … Continue reading

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Silver!

It seems to me that ‘Olympics’ is fast becoming a word not to use and a subject not to talk about. It is fashionable to be anti the Games with talk of inequalities, no ticket availability, cost, disruption and on … Continue reading

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Launched!

The Loose Muse Anthology has launched…. … at the Whitechapel Gallery Not so long ago I was jumping about because I had received my very first writing commission and now the book is here! It is the first anthology published … 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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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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