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In 2013 I have taken to writing poems and intend to do more.

Poem: Percy “Hobo” Hobart, Pt 2

Posted by RDN under Military Covenant / RDN's poems on 19 August 2015. No comments.

This poem is the second of three. They are long, and intended to flow one from another, but each to make sense on its own. They have been written with an eye (or ear) to being read aloud briskly.

Sir Percy Hobart, Part 2
Hobo the man of design and fabric

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Poem: Percy “Hobo” Hobart, Pt 3

Posted by RDN under Military Covenant / RDN's poems on 19 August 2015. No comments.

This poem is the third of three. They are long, and intended to flow one from another, but each to make sense on its own. They have been written with an eye (or ear) to being read aloud briskly.

Sir Percy Hobart, Part 3
The Hobo, his generation and their books

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Vera Bax poems for “The Fallen”, her WW2 sons

Posted by RDN under Mind & body / RDN's poems on 11 May 2015. No comments.

Vera Bax, poet and painter, lost two sons in WW2. Both were RAF pilots. She wrote a sequence of four poems on losing them. Some of the poems have been in various anthologies ever since. More »

Poem: In a space

Posted by RDN under RDN's poems on 26 February 2015. 2 comments.

I am not clubbable, though I used to be rather more sociable. I have never been a loner. I dislike any sort of trap, seeking aisle seats and the back row. But I have always fantasised about the satisfactions of small spaces. The problem is: how to avoid self-pity or self-aggrandisement when one is fantasising about voluntary – chosen – isolation or confinement?

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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 »

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