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War, Truth and Peace

In war, truth is the first casualty. - Aeschylus, Greek dramatist, 5th Century BCE The first sequel in my Stalkbook Series, 'Casualty of War' has been released this Remembrance Weekend, a time when we honour the memory of those who have fought and died in wars on our...

Stalkbook Halloween Launch – video

https://youtu.be/vqhpe9h-y0I Let us entertain you! On the anniversary of the launch of my novella, 'Stalkbook' a short video was made to share the fun with you, including two readings by me and live music. Halloween Night was chosen because the events in the story...

New Mills Festival 2019 – Poetry Trail

Theme: Elements - Earth, Fire, Air, Water Very nice to have my poem 'Hot Summer 2018 - When the Moors were Set Alight' (see previous post) displayed in the Festival Poetry Trail and booklet. Thank you to all involved! Poetry Festival 13-29th September Full details:...

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...