Category Archives: poem

My Best Friend

In answer to a question for an interview on line “How would your best friend describe you?” I asked her … and she paid me compliments that made me feel a glow. Though some were honest some did show the … Continue reading

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Posted in Free Verse, Love, poem, poetry | 3 Comments

The Wheelhouse Ballad

House concerts are the norm in North America; much less so in the UK. It was therefore a real find and a lovely surprise to be introduced to a place called The Wheelhouse a couple of years ago, whilst on the … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, Folk, fun, Music, poem, poetry, Roots | 10 Comments

The Air We Breathe (A Poetic Collaboration)

  [This was originally born, last summer,  from the photo provided by Shan Ellis-Williams, which spawned some poetry from three of us, members of the Grass Roots Poetry Group. It is now presented to Victoria Slotto’s “Writers’ Fourth Wednesday:”, this … Continue reading

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Posted in Collaboration, Free Verse, Hope, melancholy, nature, nostalgia, Pleasure, poem, poetry, Wonder | 29 Comments

Fortune

They see our hard earned fortune there, in marbled city suites, floating on a silky sail, the nap of leather seats. They had the opportunity, the pool of genes, whose code requires a reservation for a public school and Spode. … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, Hope, Money, poem, poetry, political | 20 Comments

A Dog’s Life

(for Jazz) Your soft and furry skin was like a prize that felt as if it were a therapy, reward for when we were too short of time to pander to your young demands, and yet you never once gave … Continue reading

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Posted in age, animals, Blank Verse, Death, family, Love, melancholy, poem, poetry, sadness | 32 Comments

Snow Dog

Photo by Barbara Anstie ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The depth of it exceptional, and all at once she lies and sits and stands below. She smiles, then in her mind she skips, her paws tread deeply in the soft white powdered snow. An … Continue reading

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Posted in animals, melancholy, poem, poetry, political, Sonnet, Weather | 12 Comments

And I Love Her Still

I found a note from one remembered love, It’s one she’d written many years ago. She’d washed her fountain pen and had to see if it would write just like it used to do! It flowed so beautifully, this conversation … Continue reading

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Posted in Blank Verse, Love, poem, poetry | 10 Comments

Elegy for Penny

It isn’t the loss of the shirt from my back, nor the house that’s levelled and gone. You couldn’t replace the air that we breath or the love, ’bout which there’s a song. Refrain But you gave me power and … Continue reading

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Posted in age, Ballad, children, Money, nostalgia, poem, poetry, sadness | 4 Comments

All, Save One

[This poem was written for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, 27th January 2013, and is dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Holocaust. It was recently inspired by Rachel Lucas’ very well written blog post – Mozartsgirl’s Reflection and … Continue reading

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Posted in Death, Fear, Hope, poem, poetry, sadness, War | 31 Comments

The Secrets of Life

The riptide pulled and weighed us down, swimming in our shoals. It bent us in our will to win, oh weary, sorry souls. Oh tiresome, terrifying days when scholars moved to preach that all of Christendom was ours, but always … Continue reading

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Posted in Ballad, experience, family, Fear, Heroes, Hope, Love, poem, poetry, wisdom | 38 Comments