profile image

Chris Armstrong

Updated: Mon, 20 Mar 2017 02:41 pm

Contact via WOL

URL:

Biography

Sailor and librarian, navigator and researcher, teacher and trainer, and – always – a traveler. Although born in Sussex, I have lived in Wales most of my life – for the last forty years in the country, farms and hills near Tregaron. All this – and more – have shaped the poems which reflect the joys and tragedies that life brings. Although a 'scholarly' writer for more than thirty years, it is only in the last ten or so that I have found expression through verse. Perhaps life's larger trials lead to deeper outpourings. The past is always present I am always interested to see how my poems affect readers.

Samples

Druid Lane We came upon A mystic way leading nowhere but the hills. Floored in leaves, tree roofed, bank-bound Untrodden but by wanderers for centuries past. What lay beyond, worthy of such industry? Perhaps a long forgotten hearth tenured by shepherd or crone. Or did this tended track pass on to a hilltop way: Miles now lost to grass and sheep, A one-time druidic path to some time-eroded henge The copper leaf-rustle underfoot speaks of many passings Hidden in time

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Viewed 309 times since 20 Mar 2017

Do you want to be featured here? Submit your profile.

Comments

Profile image

Cynthia Buell Thomas

Fri 21st Jul 2017 16:33

I shall try to catch up with more of your work. I really admire the lyricism of your poetry, and the finesse of diction. A little learned sophistication is a blessed thing.

In your photo, is that a twisted 'knot' upon the sand? That would certainly complement your bio.

Profile image

keith jeffries

Wed 12th Apr 2017 18:31

Chris, in your biography you say the ´the past is always present ´. For many this may seem an off the cuff remark but in reality is is an essential ingredient of our existence. Thank you. Keith

View all comments

If you wish to post a comment you must login.

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message