Category Archives: Poetry

Finding a poem

[Image from Mr Miller’s English Language Arts Blog and found using Google Images] Creating found poetry means taking words, phrases and lines from other sources and using them to create poems. I’d like to tell you about two kinds of … Continue reading

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Red Rucksack

It’s lasted well, his red rucksack. Zip often strained to bursting but not bursting. Thin and light when empty bulky and heavy as he jogs and it bobs down our road and across the field to school. And such a … Continue reading

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Beneath The Boughs: the set-up

[Re-blogged] A behind the scenes look at the set-up of the Beneath the Boughs poetry installation at Lowther Castle… Beneath The Boughs: the set-up.

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My poem in the Beneath the Boughs poetry installation

photo by Katie Johnston. Here’s a link to the poem:

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Beneath the Boughs

I am delighted to say that one of my short poems about commuting through rural Cumbria has won a place at an exhibition in Lowther Castle gardens in Cumbria. The exhibition will start on 19th July and end in September … Continue reading

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Rear Window

I love the Hitchcock movie Rear Window and one sleepless night in Glasgow when I was gazing out of our high-rise hotel window I was reminded of James Stewart spying on the inhabitants of the building across from his apartment. … Continue reading

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Life is ….

Life is … Life is an amazing gift to curious souls full of joy and happiness about experience, bad and good, that builds your personality Life is what you make it a chance to do right all the wrongs of … Continue reading

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BBC Radio Cumbria

I read one of my Cumbrian Commute poems (based on mindful writing) on BBC Radio Cumbria this morning. You can listen by clicking here: Once you open the link whizz through to 1 hour 57 minutes to hear me … Continue reading

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Cumbrian Commute – 5

I struggle to concentrate on driving this morning I am enraptured, captured by the glory of a scarlet sky. A sailor’s warning they say. A textured blanket of cloud lit by reds and gold gradually fading out to shades of … Continue reading

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Guest post on Poetry Space

Sue Sims at Poetry Space kindly asked me to write a guest blog post. I chose to write about making found poems. Read my guest post here and find out about the Poetry Space competition …

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