Poems.

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Poem: The Kingfisher day

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. Read more...

Published

09 August 2014

Poem: House-sitting

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

Published

09 August 2014

Poem: A Burridge day sailing

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. Read more...

Published

09 July 2014

Poem: Poetry

Poetry

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

Published

03 February 2014

Poem: More arrows

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. Read more...

Published

29 January 2014

Poem: Being quite trim

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. Read more...

Published

29 January 2014

Poem: Love poem #1

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

Published

28 January 2014
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