The Anthropocene Hymnal is going live!

I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a live poetry reading event on 7 November 2021, at 5:00pm CET. During this event, contributors to The Anthropocene Hymnal will be reading their poems, and discussing the inspiration behind them. I have timed this event to fall in the middle of the COP 26... Continue Reading →

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The Anthropocene Hymnal is published!

The waiting is over! You can now purchase The Anthropocene Hymnal in Paperback and Kindle format from Amazon (just select your relevant region). I also have a PDF version of the book available. I am not selling the PDF, but asking for a donation to my WWF Fundraiser. Once you have made your donation (minimum... Continue Reading →

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Slightly smiling face #emojipoetry

Best viewed outside of WP reader... You sent me a slightly smiling face 🙂 But what does it mean, that slightly smiling face? 🙂 You like me, but not too much? 'Would you kindly stop texting me now, I don’t want to be rude, but it’s enough?' 🤬 So mysterious! So inscrutable, that slightly smiling... Continue Reading →

Gratitude list #poetry #poem

For all the blessings of my lifeI’m truly grateful: for my children, hopes and dreams,my family For the light of day, the stars at nighta place of shelter, food to eatI’m grateful .For my alternating health and illness teaching me so much about myself I’m grateful. For more than two years of sobriety, for getting my kicks naturally I’m grateful.For all the... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Suffering #poetry #dVerse

I’ve been doing a lot of suffering lately though I often hear it saidlife couldor shouldbe fun‘Shouldawouldacoulda’that’s what I say:beautiful suffering that’s the life for me;the artists way. Beautiful suffering,like dying sunlight raysover the mountains;like the break of daywhich almost splits itself apart with yearning,but what’s sweeter than thatbeautiful suffering when you bleedinto the pageand make it sing?... Continue Reading →

Samhain Enchantment #earthweal

It was late October 2020and there were all the trappings of modernity:fibreglass pumpkins spraypainted and belching smoke;a fairytale tree made to mimic naturefrom some forgotten time when all the world was wonder:Childhood Orange, aglow, the children’s faces inthe chill October aireyes and hearts lit by the spectacle:a drink that fumed with liquid nitrogen;a haunted galleon;a... Continue Reading →

Sonnet Sunday Inspiration #1: Form

In preparation for Halloween Sonnet Sunday, I did some internet searching, only to discover that the Halloween Sonnet is not really 'a thing'... yet! This is great news, because it gives us a chance to be innovators with the form. I did, however, wish to provide some inspiration, so I'm happy I landed upon Pop... Continue Reading →

Some scenes from my life #dVerse #Cadralor

1.Borrowdale rain singsdancing on slate-grey rooftop a rainbow paints the sky 2.London’s fields echowith the sound of children playingall the colours of joy 3.Barcelona’s patchwork streetsbewilder before welcomingTrencadís enchantment 4.Malaga seethes mirage upon marblethe sea softly sighs 5.Clouds hang over Istriastormwinds cry in choruswhere are you now? © 2021 All Rights Reserved. Another Cadralor for dVerse This... Continue Reading →

Anthropocene Cadralor #poetry #dVerse

The wind sweeps over the Gulf of Triestethey say it will be storm force by morningclouds scud with anticipationrains fail to fall.When I was in school, during heavy rainswe spent 'wet playtime' reading comic bookscross-legged on the parquet floorof the school hall.Will we be home for Christmas?I wonder, then I laugh at myself rememberingbeing home... Continue Reading →

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