Category Archives: war

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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An Ordinary Man

Remembrance Day is coming up, and I wonder about my father, who died in Normandy, June 1944: what kind of man he would have been if he had survived the war? Was he changed by his experiences of the desert, … 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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Sandbox

Today we remember those who have died in war, and we long for a time when there is peace in our hearts, in our hands, in our world … Remembrance Day … SANDBOX let there be a time when darkness … Continue reading

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Without War

Next Tuesday is Remembrance Day. We remember those who died in war, those left behind, those scarred by war. And we long for a time when there is no more fighting … A A WITHOUT WAR                                         I long for a … Continue reading

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Studio Portrait 1942

Remembrance Day is over for this year. But the fear born in wartime lives on for those who lived it. I’ve noticed an increasing number of people writing about their childhood experiences of war. Don’t forget the children …. A … Continue reading

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A Book Called “Poems”

November was the ninth month of the year in the Roman calendar, which is where it gets its name from: the Latin word novem or nine. Then, when the Gregorian calendar was adopted in 1582 it got shifted to being … Continue reading

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