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Poems 2016

Salvation He always made doughnuts Thousands of them Alongside doughnut lassies Sugar, lard, eggs, milk (evaporated) Water flour, baking powder, salt Ground nutmeg Amongst mortars, mines, lead (assorted) Wire, weapons, water and blood Ground spirits For bellies that lay flat … Continue reading

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Haikus

  Autumn Leaves crackle and rot Revelling in their decay Soon to be compost   Spring   Tulip buds bursting In bright fresh April sunlight Spring is surely here   Walk   We walk hand in hand Purple carpet before … Continue reading

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Poems inspired by 52

Jo Bell is one of the most hardworking and talented poets working in the UK today. She has an initiative for 2014 offering weekly prompts for 52 poems during the year:http://fiftytwopoetry.wordpress.com/ Her blog can be found here: http://belljarblog.wordpress.com/ These represent … Continue reading

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Poems 2014

A Cumbria peak has been declared a mountain after amateur surveyors found it was three quarters of an inch (2cm) higher than originally thought. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-22025371 – Growing Up Thack Moor rests still, No longer a hill, In a moment something … Continue reading

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The Final Fall

That moment when he was counted out, forever When neither bell chime, Nor wet towel , Could raise his life on the canvas, it was time. Not just for him, but for an era. The wrestling holds he taught, on … Continue reading

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The Snowman’s Lament

Winter is my favourite time , Otherwise I just melt away into the background, And although I am always a little tubby in the middle And can never see my feet, it’s neat Being a Snowman. It’s just the way … Continue reading

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September Poems

I had not thought that the Olympics would inspire a poem. However in the Sunday Times Supplement I read a feature article by Giles Coren reflecting on the Games. Although a prose piece, it explored the Shakespearean dimension of the … Continue reading

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July August Poems

These months have been dominated by the Dig at Polesworth but a few others have crept in, taking in Bradley Wiggin’s tour de France triumph, and a moving visit to the German War Cemetery at Cannock Chase In A Clearing … Continue reading

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June Poems Update

Two topics have caught my attention this month. Firstly, Suz Winspear from Worcester has a signature poem entitled “Evil Trees”. I think she has been a little harsh, so have penned a reply. Secondly, the retrospective obsession in popular music … Continue reading

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A Poetic Catch – Up

The Coffee Shop We meet, now and then At a table that waits For our familiar awkward dance You never wear lipstick I don’t wear polished shoes No-one watches us sit Our words elegantly entwine Thoughts and cadence in time … Continue reading

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