Roses and Doubts

There are days I doubt all the work I have done, wonder why I lost time and energy because like most creative people I doubt myself. It is these doubts that led me to poetry because the beauty of poetry is the way it allows flexibility to say what we think in the way we […]

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Vampires aren’t always supernatural creatures

Last month was about that joyous moment when new life is put into our arms. This month, that life grows up. How easily we go from the joy of the new to the heartache of real-life. Choices Time brings changes both good and bad. Everything we do in life is in our hands. We have […]

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Poetry and cooking, and things in common

My eldest daughter remarked that the current state of the world under the Corona Virus reign was not something she thought would ever happen in her lifetime. This is the 21st Century not some Gothic horror story. I don’t think anyone would disagree with her words. Normal is good Maintaining my blog as I have […]

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Stand over tactics and a haibun

Writers are strange creatures who take from the world around them and find the need to put it down in some sort of written form, and they do. Stranger still is the fact that often they will create something and find it suits situations they weren’t expecting. They go with an idea, finding the method […]

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The Circle of Life – not about Simba

The circle of life is an expression these days we don’t think twice about, literally we don’t stop to think about what it means, or we associate it with The Lion King. There is nothing wrong with the latter, it is a great production in its now many forms, but that expression is so much […]

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Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, Frances Hodgson Burnett, David Suzuki and Bruce Dave – influencing with or without media hype

I am a writer. I fear saying it aloud, but it is true. I am a writer and whether good, bad or indifferent I write because I have been influenced by what I read or have read, see or have seen, hear or have heard. Years ago, the influence for most people was confined to […]

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The Intellectual Lover’s Game

I thought I might share another poem from my latest book, Emotions in Existence. It also features in my newly released The Emotions Anthology Box-set (currently only in eBook format). The last time I chose to do a post from my poetry books, I recorded the poem thus adding audio to the post. This time I […]

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