An Exciting Update on ‘Wounds I Healed’…

I continue to prepare the manuscript of Wounds I Healed: The Poetry of Strong Women for publication, with the editorial expertise of Amazon #1 bestselling poet Gabriela Marie Milton. Both Gabriela and I were deeply moved by the poetry of the many talented contributors to this anthology. We have added our thoughts on the book... Continue Reading →

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’40 Poems At 40′ is Published!

Dear Readers, I am delighted to share with you that my debut solo poetry collection, 40 Poems At 40, is now published and available from Amazon! I would like to say a special thanks to all those who supported and encouraged me in bringing this project to fruition, especially Gabriela Marie Milton, Nick Reeves and... Continue Reading →

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Extreme Green #poetry #earthweal

I wantextreme birdsongextreme greenam fortunate to findthese things surround me I seeextreme angerin the eyes of driverscursing traffic cuesand burning fuel, going nowhere asI, bicycling, fly by Extreme clouds pile highin Northern skiesbillow upon billowrattling outpeal upon pealof angry thunder Extreme rainsends bricks and mortar down the drain:where will we live then?Even the third little... Continue Reading →

Blastocyst #poetry #poem

With eyes rolled backwardsthe blind seerhad a visionalmostunclear:motherbrightnessplasma pulsingincandescentiron, boilingblastocyst, this place of generationthis enlightened revelationthat the way we understand the worldis wrongand light drives morethan we in our benighted statecan comprehendtill we explore. © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Image by ipicgr from Pixabay Sharing with earthweal's Open Link Weekend #119, in keeping with Sherry's 'Web... Continue Reading →

Lover’s Lullaby #dVerse #Quadrille

Sleep, lover, near megently, doand in your arms, I'll dream a dream of you Sleep lover, softlythrough the nightto waken with me at the dawn's first light: A lover's lullaby is nothing newbut never was a serenade more true. © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Written for dVerse Tonight, Sarah hosts Quadrille, and the watchword is 'sleep.'... Continue Reading →

Web of Life #poetry #earthweal

I want my children to livein a world where there’s a future to grow intoI took the decision to have children in good faithconsidering the implications: the world does not need more people, it needs more people prepared to make a difference I try to educate thembut by the time they’re grown, eco-warrior might not be a... Continue Reading →

Tsunami #poetry #earthweal

Reports roll in of a simulation on Russia Today:a thermonuclear explosionrolling a tsunami500m highover the British Isles Of course, it's only posturingwe have our 'independent nuclear deterrent' ironically named (against 'Poseidon') 'Trident'and there must be at least50 different waysto end the world 'If only,' I think 'we weren't experimenting with eachand every one of themat... Continue Reading →

Flush Green #poetry #earthweal

Flush green against the sky in early Maythe mountains in their splendour undulatetowards the valley, beneath clouds of greyfrom dreams of yesterday, new dreams create The mountains in their splendour undulatewhile lovers walk beneath their shadowed gazefrom dreams of yesterday new dreams createas winter love warms into summer days Where lovers walk beneath their shadowed... Continue Reading →

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