I started writing only after retiring in 2013. Something I'd always sort of fancied trying but never had time for. Originally I thought I'd be writing a SF novel, but seemed to naturally gravitate to poetry, and joined a few local groups to share work. I prefer writing in forms, such as villanelle, rondeaux, ballade etc, but have ventured into attempts at free verse. To date I have surprised myself by having several pieces published in both the UK and USA, either in print or electronically.
Farewell To Ziggy How do you grieve for one you never met? A stranger that we considered ours. Was the special man, we were in his band, But was unlike us, maybe from Mars. A constant through the dancing days of youth, Constantly changing for a new day; Leaves the capsule of our recognition, Floating in a more peculiar way. Now waiting in the sky to blow our minds, As we turn the great stage lights down low; And tearful, with our fearful faces wet, We sadly let the Jean Genie go.
All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.
Blackberry Jam (05/10/2021)
Not A Summer’s Day (24/09/2021)
Car Crash (18/08/2021)
Conversation With My Nine-Year-Old Self (01/08/2021)
Full English (17/07/2021)
Rage (after Seamus Heaney) (03/07/2021)
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