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D’Verse poetics…Literary description

This was written for the dVerse poetics challenge this weekend…brilliant visual prompts and a timely reminder that we don’t just see or hear but also sense in so many ways our relationship with the world…thank you Kelvin. This is ‘quick … Continue reading

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January Dawn

Cold earth, crouched           ¦¦       bides, marks time. Crystal on spiked crystal,   ¦¦       hoar takes hold, blasts, grips, burns              ¦¦       … Continue reading

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Letting go for dVerse Poets

At last I have a moment to respond to the dVerse prompt once more. Letting go for me is tough the battle with my tendency to be in control has left its mark on my health. As Claudia says in … Continue reading

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New Year – new adventure

Any regular readers of this blog may remember that just over a year ago, together with Jill, a friend who is also a writer and painter, I embarked on a career as a crafter at the local Country Market with the aim … 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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Old folks tea party…

On Tuesday I was invited to speak at our local Old Folks Club which meets fortnightly for afternoon tea. Specifically I was asked to talk about how I became a poet, but also about my adventures as an Olympic Storyteller. … 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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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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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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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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