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A poem for Anna Dreda

I love reading this one – in fact – I have a couple of readings coming up – one at The Poetry Lounge, Ludlow 7th July 7:30pm start at The Blue Boar, Mill St, Ludlow; and one at Mid Wales Arts Centre, Caersws on 9th July…. I think I will give it an airing ! It […]

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A poem for Alwyn Marriage

This poem was in an environmental anthology published by Offa’s Press. A great book, despite its name.. it’s called “We’re all in this together”   Salp Not an acronym not an imagined science fiction but a transparent tubular barrel salp lives in every sea One to ten centimetres long in swarms or as solo salp contracts […]

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A Poem for Emma Purshouse

Here is a poem I started as  William G shut the front door behind him, having stayed overnight with us in May 2014.This final draft I completed on New Years Day 2015. Tom W was staying with us too – but he got pushed out of the poem unfortunately ! John is of course really Gian […]

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A poem for Thirza Clout

A love story of sorts When Cupid struck his arrow hurt like hell; it tore my flesh and pierced right through my heart – but I was glad for you were there, and so when you proposed, I thought we’d never part. Some virgin snowdrops delicately sway upon the breeze that brings the early sun. […]

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Jonathan Davidson – new poetry book

Having pre-arranged a place and time with him, Jonathan Davidson surreptitiously passes me a copy of his new book. I imagined its brown paper wrapper, it turns out. Money exchanges hands I scarper before he changes his mind … I don’t know if you have read Jonathan’s Smith/ Doorstop 2011 collection EARLY TRAIN ? It is […]

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