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Anchored to the ground going round and round on earth’s axis without moving anywhere. Same view from where I am grass and sky and trees Please let me travel elsewhere to see the sea Must get off the globe to … Continue reading

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The Train to Cornwall

Miz Quickly has given us a superb exercise in editing an old poem.  I’ve printed her instructions to stick on my wall. This was  almost the first poem posted on my blog, in 2010,  a mash-up from my Unfinished Poems … Continue reading

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Campfire’s Burning

Mindlovemisery’s prompt yesterday was a strange one at this season – to write about our experience of summer camp.  Summer camp in the American sense is not a feature of British life.  There are Girl Guide camps, where we learned … Continue reading

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Campfire’s Burning

 image from Google A gaggle of girl guides ging gang goolied without a clue what it meant. We came round the mountains wearing pink pyjamas. A big baboon by the light of the moon combed his golden hair while riding … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS WHEN I NEEDED CHEERING – A week when I haven’t been feeling so good (ticker playing up AGAIN) I’ve had two pieces of news:  a poem, Diminuendo, accepted for a new anthology  The Book of Love and Loss, … Continue reading

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  The sky ….that I can see sheltering me the sky ….changing constantly now speckled with white .. like whipping cream now covered with grey ….to spoil my dream. The sky …that I can’t see The sky …covered with curtains curtains … Continue reading

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Viv’s Penance

Rhapsody in Blue A spurt of growth from rich brown earth, as stately spire sways in the breeze. Deep purple and sapphire draw my gaze to triumphant botanic skyward burst. From leafy background, soldier stems in healthy vigour upward surge to … Continue reading

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