Category Archives: poem

In My Atlas

A bird’s or a child’s view of the landscape can be so different from what the map shows, or our own limited view … IN MY ATLAS the twisted grin of a rural road                                 seen by a crow on its … Continue reading

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The Writing of a Story of Words

This is a warm-up exercise I found in Wingbeats II, edited by Scott Wiggerman & David Meischen, a book full of exercises in poetry that are great fun to try. This one is called line-building and I recommend it for … Continue reading

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Breathing the Pacific

The Pacific Ocean has a force, strength, and beauty, all its own. Living near it, on an Island, we are always aware of it. The ocean and its shores, make the news for all kinds of reasons, most of them … Continue reading

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She Sang Swannee River in the Morning

I’ve been thinking of my mother recently (she’s the subject of my book ‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’), and remembering her eccentricities. I’m sure all of us keep our parents in memory for special things they did, or were … SHE … Continue reading

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Too Much

After a very long grey, wet, winter, spring came up with speed, and then June burst into flower all over the place … A A TOO MUCH June woke up three weeks ago               spread a cacophony of roses over the … Continue reading

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3 cat haiku

We had one cat that used to take my shirts off their hangers; another that liked lettuce; one that like to sit in the middle of a work-in-progress jigsaw puzzle, without playing with the pieces; another that liked to play … Continue reading

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Sunglasses

I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from strong sunlight, like most of us. A few people wear them as a disguise, or to hide their expressions. They are worn on beaches, at rock concerts, at airports, with sometimes surprising … Continue reading

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