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Moors Fire 2018 – Poem

This time last year a huge moorland fire raged on Saddleworth Moor which took almost three weeks to extinguish. A poetic memory: Hot Summer of 2018 – When The Moor Was Set Alight From a distance the flaming dragon arched and pounced Over the dark moorland peaks. Up...

D Day Poem

On visiting the Caen Peace Museum and D-Day Beaches in Normandy Never before Has any War Held such meaning, And still seemed, To me, So meaningless. Never before Understood, so Vividly, that Brutal waste, Yet failed To understand. Never before Was I stirred to...

Polythenia (Eco Poem)

Polythenia Can you picture this: indulging In the holiday of your dreams, On a distant tropical island Fringed with sunbeam-catching, pearly  Sands, lapped by hushed, whispering waves Of rolling light at the edges Of a shimmering, turquoise sea, And the spell of...

May Day – poem

May Day Hawthorn, Bride of May, That flighty damsel. Her syrup-sweet perfume As potent as incense, From blossoms - dancing Maids scattering petals; The creamy confetti Swirling to music Of giddy, jigging gusts, Joyful, waltzing breezes. Offering wishes, Merry-making....

Eco Ratio Lament – poem

National Geographic These Fractions Make Me Fractious Fractions can be useful, we can’t deny. Percentage, pi, and what slice of the pie We can get; the discounts, bargains and gains. Yet while we are taking all of these pains; Working out added value, returns, wealth,...

Why Do ‘Mums Make Porn’ on Channel 4?

https://youtu.be/ScbljRieaJE Having set about a few years ago to write a novel about objectification and the darker side to our 'hyper-sexualised' culture, I was interested to find out more about the motives of the mothers who featured in this documentary. My book...