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One Shutterbug: Point of View – A Poetic Blog, for Father’s Day

This poem was written for my father. I hope he likes it. In its own way, this is one of the most personal things I’ve ever posted. One Shutterbug: Point of View shutterbug (n) – “an amateur photographer, especially one … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Libraries

“There is no love without loss.” When I walked into the British Library, or, later that same day, the Poetry Library, I wasn’t thinking of my sister, who’s a medical librarian. I wasn’t even thinking of my late mother, who … Continue reading

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On the House

Part 1 of some Sunday fiction for you, from my alternative version of Doncaster “You’re a right arrogant cuss, Gary Sanders, coming in ‘ere, throwing your money about like there’s no tomorrow,” the landlord said. “Which there may not be, … Continue reading

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Never Wait for Approval …

… because that f*cker ain’t ever going to come. Warnings for: swearing, whinging, self pity, & a near death experience I  had planned to write about yesterday, when two cars nearly hit me on a crossing near our home. Whilst … Continue reading

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Think of a Beatles Tune: a Poetic Blog

Age, like that bus you so desperately needed to catch, just doesn’t hang about. So much love poetry, so little time. And so few celebrating when the hands which hold are both wrinkled, and have age spots, and not tattoos. … Continue reading

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