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Autumn fun in a nutshell

Apples, blackberries and pumpkins… Nature’s grand autumnal finale always triggers in me a kind of elation no other season can match. Ever since childhood, it’s been my favourite time of year. 282 more words

Once Upon a Storm

(from 1993)

When morning woke in silence

and you heard naught but a prayer,

when the earth was scented misty

came a tightness in the air. 96 more words


Thinking about Children's Poetry

Ahead of Winchester Poetry Festival which runs from Friday 7 October to Sunday 9 October, and because I’m teaching some poetry workshops for children at Trowbridge Town Hall on National Poetry Day (October 6), I’ve been re-reading a 2015 issue of… 703 more words



Sleep interrupted –

someone’s knocking on the roof.

Crow comes for breakfast.


Peace interrupted –

someone’s knocking on the door. 33 more words


on poetry

“I’m never bored.”
Jack Prelutsky
(b. September 8, 1940)

Today being the birthday of Jack Prelustsky, this seems an auspicious occasion to invite you to join the poet at a special free talk and musical poetry performance on… 176 more words


Wolf Winter

We have decided to showcase some samples of our writing on a new page called Our Work. These samples can be anything from stories for children or Young Adults, experimental or traditional pieces, poetry…  271 more words

Voice of the Rain

A children’s poem – written waaaaay back in high school.

Rain says on the roof:

these are joy-tears I weep,

hush now, my patter… 117 more words