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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Saying more with less

The last few months we have been the victims of a pandemic that not only stole lives but crippled economies worldwide. I would have thought that the world had suffered enough to rethink our values and our behaviours in the past, and certainly this new threat has given us reasons to pause and think on […]

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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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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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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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The poetry of a CT Scan

There is a trend towards audio in this wonderland of books. Mind you, I still like my hands on when reading but these days it is easier for me to read on a kindle or iPad. I still love the print book but for me it has become a question of ease and books can be […]

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It’s all about perspective

This post will be brief and features one of my poems from Emotions in Eruption. Every time we watch a news report something awful is happening somewhere and it is easy to become cynical.  I guess we need to remember our reactions count for something. Do we shrug our shoulders, or do we find a […]

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