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Inspired by Edwin Morgan

Ten things seen [in my immediate environment]

1. Six bananas on one stalk, two at the back allow two at the front to rest on them, cradling them like grandparents - lean back, you’re safe here ...


The cloud moves like a slug sludging its way across the sky, seemingly still yet when you look again - it has moved and carries a parasite on its...

Stream of Consciousness

Clover, dover, sackcloth, stuff of dreams, docks, shipping forecast, does anyone sail - anymore? Been numb so long, heartbreak does that to you and...

Another. Day.

I remember using the same plastic bottle with a thumb dent in its side. I remember planting seeds on cold slabs as my Greek neighbour took his...


45 of my comments have received 42 Great Feedback votes

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Gorgeous poem - love that

Posted on Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Gorgeous poem - love that last line! And visually its lovely, like the tide coming in and out. 

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Posted in to pick up time

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Beautiful from start to

Posted on Sat, 19 Aug 2017

Beautiful from start to finish- that first line is a beautiful analogy.

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Posted in Un Dia en Las Palmas

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So touching, poignant - has

Posted on Sun, 19 Mar 2017

So touching, poignant - has me welling up. It can be hard to put our emotions into words and you have done so here with such grace.

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Posted in Mum's the word

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This is a lovely piece both

Posted on Sun, 27 Nov 2016

This is a lovely piece both poignant and heart warming. You have s lovely way of writing and I love the phrase - grief is an embodied experience- yes I believe that to be true :) x

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Posted in Mirror, Mirror

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Stunning lc...can hear all

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2016

Stunning lc...can hear all those gulls ( that caw caw- they always sound like they are laughing in s mocking fashion!) crashing waves, fantastic placing of words..such an emotive piece x

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Posted in Attrition

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 I like this reversal of

Posted on Wed, 11 Nov 2015

 I like this reversal of 'blame', really makes you think. Paragraph four in particular struck a cord. (not sure if you meant witch to be be which?) 

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Posted in If You Get Cancer

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Very believable voice, can

Posted on Sun, 11 Oct 2015

Very believable voice, can imagine that sort of character. I like the unanswered questions - the contrast between the 'nosy' character and the 'silent' Mrs Jenkins. Most poignant. 

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Posted in It's Only Me, Mrs. Jenkins

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You can feel the sadness from

Posted on Sat, 03 Oct 2015

You can feel the sadness from both sides of this EB...The last stanza in particular is heartbreaking, the distance forced by work creating distance in the relationship; hanging onto hopes. Thought provoking!

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Posted in Clocking In

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Those overheard conversations

Posted on Sun, 20 Sep 2015

Those overheard conversations, snippets of small talk wonderfully recrafted. Some made me smile right from the start- at least you brought a brolly. Lovely structure too- a narrative formed through a commentary. Most inventive :)

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Posted in Why Does it Always Rain at Funerals? (Poetry Monthly)

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You took me there 'drifting

Posted on Mon, 21 Sep 2015

You took me there 'drifting peacefully on a lone cloud' circling back round again to the 'what will happen if I leave this world.'  You captured a feeling of pensive sadness, highlighted by the colours and serenity of space. I'm...

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Posted in If I Was To Leave This World