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Since 2013 I have been writing more poems. They are not terrifically “poetic” though they bend the rules of prose (orderly syntax, orderly progression of argument) sufficiently to be worth the descritpion, I hope. They are in pretty plain speech. They are intended to be read aloud and their punctuation aims at being a rough guide to that.

Poem: The Kingfisher day

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 9 August 2014. No comments.

My wife has been actively hoping to see a Kingfisher for even longer than the 18 years we have loved each other. Various trips on or by various likely rivers – especially the Stour at Wimborne and the Severn at Symonds Yat – didn’t deliver. The much less purely rural Thames at Marlow did, though. More »

Poem: House-sitting

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 9 August 2014. No comments.

My wife and I have been house-sitting near Henley: the large, arty house and its absent household made a big impression. More »

Poem: A Burridge day sailing

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 9 July 2014. No comments.

My friend, the designer, illustrator and writer, Paul Burridge, has been restoring his Macwester 28 for a couple of years and he took a couple of us on her first voyage under his ownership on 7 July 2014. It was a great day. More »

Poem: Poetry

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 3 February 2014. No comments.

Poetry

A word and a thought,
old friends,
but caught in stale marriages,
meet and fall in love.

Poem: A comic Knight

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 30 January 2014. No comments.

This poems tries to catch how scraps of childhood memory are such an important living background. More »

Poem: More arrows

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 29 January 2014. No comments.

It’s curious how youthful optimism hasn’t dimmed: I have been around long enough to be sceptical of achieving much now, but my aspirations are neither reduced nor feverish, so far as a I can see. More »

Poem: Obituary

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 29 January 2014. No comments.

Don’t we all wonder how our lives will be assessed when we die? More »

Poem: Being quite trim

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 29 January 2014. No comments.

For a couple of years I have been what’s called careful about what I eat, and have taken quite a lot of exercise. I wrote this as a kind of vanitas. More »

Poem: Love poem #1

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 28 January 2014. No comments.

Here is the first of a tranche of poems I wrote in 1996 for Valerie, who became my wife in 2013. More »

Poem: Love poem #2

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 28 January 2014. No comments.

This is the second of a tranche of love poems from 1996. More »

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