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you needn't be famous

to put down your story

the written word only

enhances your glory


my memoirs are done

inspiration has run dry

only a pile of nibs is left

an ink blot mars my tie


its quite a work of art

though I say so myself

my sober chapters will

enhance many a shelf


its been a strange life

u-turns and blind alleys

an excess of aspirat...

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Switching Off

its all there, writ on vellum

engrossed by time and fate

scrolled as wayward history

marks each and every date


familiar names and their sins

revenants of thirsts unslaked

wild love that soon withered

or cakes that never got baked


scars and might have beens

guilts and nameless shame

glories and fleeting trophies

won from life's hectic game


of late,...

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On line poetry - and history in the making

I've tended to have an old fashioned view of libraries - a very positive one, but limited to book borrowing, quiet spaces for reading and a children's corner. Of course, there is much or to a modern library than that and I have become involved with a couple of aspects of Surrey Libraries of which I was previously unaware.

The first of these is a poetry blog. This is a regular feature which incl...

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