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The man behind her

Joseph seems to disappear in the Christmas story, barely a mention of him, yet think of his worries as they went to Bethlehem, him leading the donkey, his pregnant wife riding. Then, his wife going into labour in a stable … 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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4 Artefacts senryu

When we travel we seem to see so many old buildings, castles, churches, houses, or artefacts out in the open. It’s fascinating to see how they are placed, what happens around or in them, whether flocks of birds, or waving … Continue reading

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The After Image

Just recently I discovered a great-aunt, Georgiana Houghton, who was an artist and is now becoming well-known. She lived in the late 19th century, and her paintings are incredible, I’ve posted one here … A THE AFTER IMAGE                                        celebrate the … 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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We pass on to our children and grandchildren parts of who we are, face, eyebrow, the way we walk. It’s fascinating to me to see who carries a likeness, and in what way … HERITAGE hand-prints like mine                        on the … Continue reading

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Spring Senryu

The sounds of spring are as varied as music: birds, joggers, wind in lilac, lawn-mowers, click of cameras. There are lots more, listen and count the variety of sounds; here are a few  … A A short lengths     … Continue reading

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The Yellow Crayon

Anytime is good to send the imagination winging in every possible direction and nothing is what is seems, even ordinary things have a gift beyond themselves, anything can be something else … … A A THE YELLOW CRAYON                                    the child … Continue reading

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