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Happy birthday, Morten Harket (for tomorrow. Just getting in there early)

Here’s a poem for all you Virgos.   I have lost a slipper found marbles a pick Lego blocks   I mean gold Lego arms and legs and heads and a very nice chap from Bangkok   He let’s me … Continue reading

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Shred – 2017 version of this poem #amwriting #amediting

Shred You are my life, my completeness. This love is my weakness. You are the treasure in my chest. My heart can’t rest. You are my before and my after. The absence of laughter. I’m held. You’re my holder. My … Continue reading

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Hello – a 1997 poem just before another poetry course! New beginnings and full cycles. #amwriting

It’s been mind-blowing to be part of the writing ambitions: Derbyshire Residencies scheme. It’s made me reappraise many things I have done, and generally give myself a big pat on the back. I mean, it was a big achievement to … Continue reading

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Guilty #internationalwomensday #amwriting

Guilty Feel guilty for Lent Feel guilty for the war Pack your bags, have a tab And get drowned in it all.   Feel guilty for sunrise Feel guilty for cloud You’re a mother, like no other Don’t be quiet, … Continue reading

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Another Grandma Poem – Queen of Cakes –#amwriting

I am currently very interested in the therapeutic aspects of creative writing, which is a good thing as I’ve been selected by Derbyshire County Council for an Arts Council and DCC funded project to deliver writing sessions in the community. … Continue reading

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Are you being influenced? #amediting

I recently opened a box that had been moving between lofts, and found myself a present, a book of poetry written down from 1993 to 1995, a flowery hardback book with fountain-pen entries, signed just in case. Now, at the … Continue reading

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The theme of this International Women’s Day: Remember but Don’t Give Up!

I am pretty sure the unofficial theme of International Women’s Day 2016 is don’t give up. After all, we have got so far. Pity we have so much further to go. As this is a writing blog, I’m sharing a poem … Continue reading

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Legal deposit is forever

I have the phrase ‘legal deposit is for ever’ on my mind, but then wonder who on earth I think I am for even hoping that my writing will last. As Lorde says, ‘only bad people like to see their … Continue reading

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He loved one thing…

He loved one thing The smell of onion and garlic Cooking, leaking out Of her skin, branding her clothes. That promise of a meal, ready to turn With repetitive force. The comfort of nothingness Of whole countries debased with The … Continue reading

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Love Song: not a sestina #amwriting #rhymingpoetry #new

I have been reading Elizabeth Bishop and playing with rhyming stanzas, but I think there is something missing here. I will have to look up a sestina again!   Love Song   I know you love me really You just … Continue reading

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