Ten Down, Twenty to Go

Ten Down, Twenty to Go

Nice to get a mention in the Lincs Wildlife mag ‘Lapwings’.  On the facing page there’s a feature on Fiona, who is walking the 147 miles of the Viking Way so my challenge seems very relaxed in comparison.  Being a third of the way through does feel...
My 30 poem challenge for wildlife

My 30 poem challenge for wildlife

The Wildlife Trusts are calling for at least 30% of our land and sea to be connected and protected for nature’s recovery by 2030. Making more space for nature to become abundant once again will give our struggling wildlife the chance to recover and also restore...
The Poetry Guide

The Poetry Guide

In this slim volume is the lifetime’s experience and wisdom of Bernard and myself distilled from three decades of blood, sweat and fun in classrooms, school halls and libraries. The underlying message is that poetry is not there to be studied and dissected but...
Together Behind Four Walls

Together Behind Four Walls

I’m contributing a poem for inclusion in this anthology about you-know-what. It’s a parody of (or rather, a tribute to) Edward Thomas’s ‘Adlestrop’. You can find out more here. Meanwhile, here’s a little tribute to John...
Finding the Foundry

Finding the Foundry

The day started ominously when we discovered that trains to Doncaster were cancelled because of flooding. Sylv had to drive me to Doncaster where I caught my train with 3 minutes to spare.  However, the rest of the day went well. In London I met Lily, the stonemason...
Not What You’d Expect

Not What You’d Expect

The fruit on many years happy sonnet writing.  As the intro says, “The sonnet is an ever popular verse form which has come to be associated – not surprisingly given Shakespeare’s contributions – with the poetry of love. In that case, this collection is,...

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