Category Archives: Poetry

My attempts at poetry, plus a few verses from other authors which I particularly like.

My Adoring Gardener

Oh, when can you come? To prune these sagging branches. To take away these drooping petals. To remove this browning foliage. Yet to leave these living buds, From which my honeyed bouquet Still exudes, sweetly into the air. Will you hold, till I … Continue reading

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Scatter my Ashes

This is a poem that I wrote last year and recited during the Poetry Open Mic Evening at the Swanwick Writers’ Summer School 2018. It is about the scattering of my Mum’s ashes. I posted it on my blog, but … Continue reading

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A Jar in Prague

For National Poetry Day 2018   Lager? In Praha? No fear! I prefer Czech dark beer.

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Kenning Poems

I had never heard of Kennings before I joined Mello-Elo and her group for Monday Coffee this morning, so please excuse my amateurish first attempt. It is a riddle. When you’ve guessed what it is, please hop across time and … Continue reading

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Billy

This is a poem that I learnt at school when I was eight. You can imagine my mother’s horror when my little sister, aged six at the time, returned from a friend’s birthday party, and the conversation went something like … Continue reading

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Unfurling

Four years after I wrote When Pleasure Blooms, along comes the perfect poetic synopsis. Thank you for Unfurling the Bloom in such a sensitive and sensual manner, Elan Mudrow!

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Poetry from Elan Mudrow

I hope that you love Elan’s poetry as much as I. Dive in… Source: Poetry Here is where my deepest heart lies. These writings appearing in this blog emanate from the many times when my passion hits the bottom and … Continue reading

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Dinner in Kefalos

On vacation in Kefalos on the island of Kos, there was always a struggle to decide where to eat and what to eat. One evening, I was sitting in Maria’s Bar, listening to the usual conversations. I used the time … Continue reading

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Book Review – New Moon Rising

New Moon Rising by Anuradha Gupta My rating: 5 of 5 stars Sparkling Words and Beautiful Paintings Almost forty years ago, I lay on my back on a hill-top in Northern Kenya in the middle of the night. For a while, … Continue reading

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CRAVING FOR MAGIC

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