Category Archives: Poetry

In Times Past

The peoples of the land knew, their world Each plant, the uses they might be put to The elixir’s and the cautions inherent In the most benign and kindly plants.  For longer years than may be remembered Avoided nightshade’s, or … Continue reading

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On a Summer day

Almost forgotten pleasures of feeling Sand squelching, between my toes The sound of sea rolling, to its Ebb and flow, of ceaseless time. That one moment, to remember A holiday of happiness, with family Bright sunshine, the beach hut On … Continue reading

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My Enemy

I tried to love my enemy I invited him into my house Offered a glass of chilled juice Talked about holidays and family (But I didn’t bore him with photos) Encouraged him to chat about himself I’d hoped that it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Short Notices

Robert Dallek ~ Franklin D Roosevelt: a political life (2016) The title says everything you need to know about Roosevelt. Everything that he did was filtered through a meticulous political calculation. Sometimes the outcome was gruesome and unconscionable such as … Continue reading

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If We Must Die

If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. If we must die, O let us … Continue reading

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Covid Lockdown

After weeks, with nothing to do The phobia’s did grow Claustrophobia – well that one, was new Agoraphobia was raring to go. “Pull yourself together”, she did say, “There are far worse off, than you Make the most of each … Continue reading

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Soldier Soldier

Great Granddad, soldier of the Dragoon Guards Impeccably immaculate, imperial in his uniform Young resolute, his features sit square He looks every bit, the soldier there. What was he thinking, as the photograph was snapped His portrait for posterity, generations … Continue reading

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Please take care of our trees

No-one seems to care What tree, stand here or there Elm, Willow, Ash or Oak Care can’t be said for city folk.  Urban sprawl, shows development blight Green gives way, – concrete sweeps unrelenting Grey tentacles of concrete, mocks the … Continue reading

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The Waterfall

The river cascades; music is in its soul Fish rhythmically pulsing to the beat The shadows of trees sway gracefully Sunshine glistens over the rippling river Dragonflies offer themselves to frogs The river settles and the slow dance begins The … Continue reading

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Time

Shoulders slumped forward Elbows drag behind the chest Slightly tired bandy legs Above the flat feet, that ache. What happened, to that, once was physique The body that was so strong That mind that didn’t consider Time would take such … Continue reading

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