Category Archives: poems

Weird Birdy Things

The thing about blogging is that, for me, it’s just a personal record made public –purely personal, all my own, my solitary rants and raves and general nonsense, plus occasional moments of jollity and perhaps tenderness. But the personal was … Continue reading

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Seahorses

  Seahorses      The morning came cold and clear ice had crept under my door. My old dog lay down by the wall, tired out.   I walked without you, without your hands, your laughs, your yellow scarfs, red boots, … Continue reading

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The Present

  Thank you for the present, it’s beautiful. I’ve kept it in my room all these years. Everyday I look at it and think of you. That silly green spiky thing, just like us. I heard you died on June … Continue reading

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With these we are left

This is another poem about loss  – but also, I hope, about life   With These We Are Left   The sweep of her fingers through dust on a mirror a small hair curled on the bathroom floor a door … Continue reading

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River

For my cousin, Suzy Barratt   It was just so: suddenly the air was soft mown grass although the tower blocks, the shouting and the dogs held the evening ugly   a smile pulled my face and I stepped into an … Continue reading

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All Your Days

For my cousin, Suzy Barratt   Not you, but us moving out of the harbour. Cold hands haul knots and rope, we shout farewell and wave and weep for this day. The horizon will not return us and you will … Continue reading

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