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Elaine Speakman

Updated: Sat, 29 Sep 2018 05:19 pm


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Now an early years pensioner, I am also a poet, writer, nature photographer and healer. My anti-fracking stance puts me in the category of a domestic terrorist (non violent). I was co-founder of the Ramsbottom Writers Circle (which now only exists online) and was the driving force behind 2015 Ramsbottom Literary and Arts Festival ( alongside David Hills. My first self published book, 'The Simple Path' can be bought from:


February Shoot - included in the 2015 'Live from Worktown' anthology. Five a.m. Five men Five guns Set to shoot Over seeded fields Frosted white. Five hours Five men Five guns Set to shoot From a hide camouflaged Stiff with cold Cooling soup in flasks Blackbird, robin, song thrush sing But the pigeons haven’t turned up. Five p.m. Five men Stiff with cold Five guns Uncocked Two crows and a magpie dead A passing fox has peed on the hide But the bloody pigeons didn’t turn up. Five a.m. Five men Five guns Set to shoot Same again next week (She thinks) The pigeons have got more sense.

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Big Sal

Sat 29th Sep 2018 19:17

Your biography itself deserves an award.?

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Paul Point

Mon 6th Jun 2016 13:16

Thanks Elaine, I enjoyed your featured poem. Paul

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Wed 23rd Jun 2010 11:28

Hi Elaine,
just been reading your samples here.
Love the poets lament. It rings true for me too ;-)

Janet. (also a healer)

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Thu 10th Jun 2010 12:56

Welcome to WOL Elaine, Hope you enjoy exploring our site. Win

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