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Ten Days

What’s ten more days – Six months have already passed. Just ten more spells for ten more days, ten more bargains to be struck, ten more nights to lie awake. What’s ten more days With six long months already passed? … Continue reading

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Minimised

No call today or yesterday in fact nothing for over a week. It’s not that I’m expecting the call – not that I think it’s my right. More that I know, if they’re minimised then some poor soul’s lost their … 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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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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Red wheelbarrows are a good starting point…

At last night’s writing group session we attempted to get to grips with the ideas of the Imagists – a movement that spanned 1912 – 17. No small order in a short two hour session. I have to take the … Continue reading

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Corridor of uncertainty

Having a quiet day today as the M.E. has seen fit to descend in a belt of painful joints. Not to worry, I will spend the day researching for the four poems I have rumbling around my brain. Not being … Continue reading

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Donkeys and pristine notebooks

I have a beautiful  ‘Paperblanks’ notebook that is dedicated to first drafts and notes for the War collection of poems that I am currently working on. It was a brave step to start writing in it because I am one … Continue reading

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Twiddles and Tweets

I have found that it is entirely possible to spend the whole day fiddling with blogs and tweets and facebook walls. Linking them and making them look pretty is a consuming pastime but I need to remember the reason I … Continue reading

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Entries and eulogies

Just come  back from a great writing session. The mix of styles in the Wednesday group is impressive, as is the combined accolades won by group members. Entries were being compiled for the Slough Arts Festival as the closing date … Continue reading

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Found

I was listening to Andrew Motion talking to Andrew Marr on Radio 4 about ‘found’ poetry and it reminded me that I had written one such piece two years ago. It was taken from an article in the Daily Telegraph … Continue reading

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