For Serena – a poem

Yesterday was the 10th anniversary of the day I met my wife. These have been the best ten years of my life and I wanted to mark the occasion with a few words. Bury my face in golden hair Feel her arms encircle me Be removed from chill of air My soul cleansed; made all […]

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Slide – a poem about despair

This poem was inspired by Mike Nelson’s ‘The Asset Strippers’ installation at the Tate Britain, (some pictures of which I have included below), some glass buildings on the South Bank of the Thames by Vauxhall Bridge, and the general state of things around us. Slide Great, great grandad hopelessly alone Smashing up seeds with bits […]

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Climb – a poem for my son

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, […]

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The Scene Within – a poem

I passed a house the other day and the inside of the front window was covered with flies; hundreds of them. The place looked like it had been abandoned and yet there were so many flies that I wondered where they had come from. I didn’t know the street and I walked on without doing […]

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