Category Archives: poetry

Another Jack

Schools are back in the swing and I’m wondering if nursery rhymes are still sung or said at home or school, pre-school or kindergarten. Here’s a medley of lines from some of the more famous, or not, from childhood … … Continue reading

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Poets Should Write About the Nice Things

I’ve heard poets talk of the subjects they write about and one said something I have used as the title of this week’s poem. It struck me as an odd thing to say. Surely poets should write about anything and … Continue reading

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On White Dunes

Remembrance Day, November 11th, is fast approaching. I’ve been reading my father’s poetry, and thinking of him. He died in Normandy, June 1944. His poems reveal how soldiers carry homes, families, their past, close to their hearts … ON WHITE … Continue reading

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Zoned Out

There are moments in life that lift me up beyond where I am to some other where, a place of extreme delight and joy. I know this happens to other people, at some point in time and it catches us … Continue reading

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Company

Sometimes I sit in the garden and do nothing but listen to whoever is around, wonder at their busyness, contemplate infinity or the spinning of a spider. Enough for a quiet afternoon …   RUMOURS                                               a party of blue jays … Continue reading

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Ain’t Nuttin’ To It

Given a sunny day, a bit of catchy music, and there’s a dancing man on a deserted patio, with friends to join the fun … AIN’T NUTTIN’ TO IT bag-eared king with white plastic throne                  bare-kneed shirt flapping plucks guitar-strings … Continue reading

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The Spinet

New! ‘A BEDROOM OF SEARCHLIGHTS‘: poetry, being launched on May 26 at the Mill Bay Library as part of the ‘Author Appreciation Night’. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled … Continue reading

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