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Poetry and Prose


Allegro non molto
Mother of all who father
Incubus since existence
Though slanderous scripture
Has banished our love¬†between Arctic window… 115 more words


Shine - a Haiku

Cliched as it may sound this Haiku about mindful awareness of breathing in the present moment genuinely came to me in my Tuesday evening yoga class- testament to my amazing teacher Rachel Parkyn, a true guru! 20 more words


Thin Place

Here there are no clear lines-

then is now, now is then; dead, alive,

that world and this. All wrapped in the hiss

of heather and gorse, dun in secret moorland light, 23 more words



more in addition as and when you see,


there is an end of the wits

composure does not come in that easy

more and most of it is… 10 more words

Winter cemetery- a haiku

The Dead lie quiet

In the soft embrace of earth-

Peaceful Entropy.

~ Polly Oliver 2017


Dear Time, Mercy Please

Dear Time, Mercy Please

Can you slow down a bit for me?

Not too much do I ask of thee,

Just a few moments spent leisurely. 181 more words


The Marvellous Captain Manby

Some time ago I was offered the opportunity to take part in the lunchtime talks programme at Time and Tide in Great Yarmouth, and when asked to come up with a subject for my talk there was only ever really one choice. 425 more words