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My stories

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Life Laundry

Part I: Sinner Sisyphus braces in the swelter of Hades. His meaty hands grapple and wrestle the boulder to his chest. The dust-shrouded, trickster...
Gold cherry

Swimming Snake

The grass snake purls water, spreads ripples across the canal’s slow-undulating surface. A miniature, muscular wave roils shadows of heaped summer...

Heron-haunted Pool

Ropy jelly congeals in a shallow pool, fringed by rushes, swelling frogspawn absorbs blue sky into green shade. Tadpoles wiggle loose, like dark...

Gog and Magog at 2,000 years

A blackbird’s lonely song skims hawthorn hedges, showering primroses and daffodils that illuminate overcast fields. Frowning dog violets and wild...
Pick of the Month

The Goodbye

No smile or words. Rigid, unyielding, for that last photograph. His arm, slack, around my shoulder. I turn from the shot. Hide my tears, knowing he...


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Posted on Mon, 16 Aug 2021

love the rythm of this, made to be spoken, goes with the pace, lovely sense of atmosphere, smell, vision and that last line nailed it perfectly...

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Posted in Naples: balcony overlooking Via Firenza

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Love the helicopter hope and

Posted on Tue, 24 Aug 2021

Love the helicopter hope and the way you have tried to connect seagulls with refugees and our attitudes to both....

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depth and beauty

Posted on Fri, 06 Aug 2021

My favourite is the image of the butterflies as velvet gloves clapping. I'll always see that now. Beautiful poem.

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Love this

Posted on Sat, 24 Jul 2021

Beautiful, makes me almost want to visit Ikea!! And that place is like Hell. Loved the languid, heated description, pulse tattoo, bolt of silk. brilliant.

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great imagery

Posted on Sat, 09 Nov 2019

love the feeling of childhood, the wooden and woolen connection, the moths and cicadias and how the fallen trees link to bleached bones and pennies from soldiers. Beautifully depicted. 

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Posted on Sun, 19 Feb 2017

very much liked the feeling of being on the journey with you, 'intermittent percussion' of woodpecker - I could hear it so clearly.... I'd have finished it without the last two lines because the scene is already painted well...

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Posted in Forgotten Copse

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Beautiful, slow-moving, with

Posted on Wed, 16 Nov 2016

Beautiful, slow-moving, with great depth and warmth and humanity.

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Posted in Blue

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what a delight....

Posted on Fri, 14 Nov 2014

bounces along all sparkly like freckles, I heard that a face without freckles is a sky without stars and that they are the kisses of Gods and fairies....

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Wonderful poem

Posted on Fri, 13 Jun 2014

great verve, colour and having just come back from a walk and several stings climbing over a style, so true, really enjoyed this... thank you!

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written with love and serenity

Posted on Sun, 06 Apr 2014

Read it at her wedding eveyone will love it....might take out all the 'the's' in first verse, don't need them and without takes you closer to action (not I didn't say 'the' action) and as many of those other ones as you can...x

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