Hi there, We had the light fitting removed in the boy’s room and it left this nasty hole which looked like a face. He quite likes it but I think it’s hideous. It reminded me of times when I was young and I would see faces in patterned curtains if I looked at them for […]Read more "Face in the Ceiling – a poem"
Some one asked me today if I was doing any more haikus. I was suddenly inspired and here are four of them. I’ve been learning about resilience over the past couple of days at a conference so that’s what this little sequence explores. Hope you enjoy it. Vast waves beat the shore Seconds, minutes, hours […]Read more "Waves Beat Down – a poem"
So, my fifth Twin Peaks UK Festival has come to an end. I had two regrets when I left, Firstly, I regretted that it was over at all. Secondly, I regretted not taking my decent camera with me this year. I trusted my phone, thinking as it was an upgrade on my last one, the […]Read more "Twin Peaks UK Festival 2019 in pictures"
I hear such sad stories in my daily life that I was moved to write this. It’s about all those boys out there who are neglected by men who can’t seem to find the time to get involved. I’m so lucky that I have a Dad who got involved when I was young; who did […]Read more "Boys They’ll Stay – a poem"
On the occasion of my first born; the boy, starting school, I wrote this. It’s inspired by how I felt watching him do climbing the other day. Hope you enjoy it. If you do, follow the links at the bottom to see some of my less upbeat poetry. Climb Tiny fingers they were Now strong, […]Read more "Climb – a poem for my son"
Hi everyone, I couldn’t resist one more longer poem. I was thinking of poor Philip Jeffires and wanted to tell his story in a longer sequence of haikus. Here it is. The title is an indulgence on my part but it seemed appropriate. Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries It’s lonely in here Metal walls echo my […]Read more "Merry Christmas Mr Jeffries – a haiku sequence"
I’ve been thinking of doing something for Bobby Briggs for a while. I was lucky enough to meet Dana Ashbrook in 2014 and he was such a genuine, gracious chap that I grew in appreciation of his character even more. I struggled for inspiration, however, until I remembered the scene in season 3 when he […]Read more "Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence"