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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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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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In the Post

A collection of fifty four poems which has taken nearly two years to complete. A two year journey which has seen my poetry change as my attitudes have changed, as I have learned more. At some points I think a … Continue reading

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Still Doing his Bit

Still Doing his Bit Every card and plastic flower rain-soaked soft toy, he collects with aching fingers broken heart ; this old soldier marching now on battery power fills the shopping basket on his red, mobility scooter and lurches, wide … Continue reading

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In an Afghan Garden

He didn’t know as he shuffled between huts eyes slitted with fatigue, mind numbed by duty, dust settling in his wake; as he smelled something out of place; stopped, sniffed, waited; as a drift of rose scent curled from the … Continue reading

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Nonets, by Corbie Sinclair for One Stop Poetry

To get background for the Olympic Storytelling challenge I was reading about an Iron Man competition that has just been held in which a team of injured servicemen had taken part as part of their rehabilitation. Then I remembered it … Continue reading

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Free verse at One Stop Poetry.com

This week the article about his approach to free verse at One Stop Poetry . com  has been written by Steven Marty Grant. After last weeks failed attempt – the poem ‘Not trained for This’ is undergoing major surgery – … Continue reading

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Not Trained for This

As always, a great article at One Stop Poetry, by Shay (Fireblossom). It is on free verse again – and the poem that came at first was iambic and blow me if I didn’t keep walking into rhymes! Some I … Continue reading

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Another short list…

One day I will make the final cut…I really would like it to be this time. I have just heard that I have been short listed to become one of the BT London 2012 storytellers.  ( BTLondon2012.com ) I registered … Continue reading

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I place my heart

Finish the Poem.com provided the first line for this poem, and while I was considering it I was hearing of increased bombing in Libya and the death of two more soldiers in Afghanistan. I place my heart in the hands … Continue reading

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