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Where are You? A New Poem

  Where are you? The splendour of creation awaits. Beauty veiled, she dallies, playing with the wings of birds passing, swaying her hips with the wind, wanting to dance, to bring you music from planets     and clouds. Call her by right name, hear her answer. Male or female, she is yours. She lingers, singing and playing, holding out a braceletted hand, all tinkle and glint. She wants to roll ecstasy over and   under your skin, swirl bubblings into your blood, breathe you away through the waves of the ages. You can stay where you are (where are you?)…

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Ten More Poems

I’m working hard on finishing the Go Creative! books and on target to launch in September but poems are no respecters of working schedules. They appear when they like it and a few have surfaced recently, demanding to be written. And then to be published. So here we are: Ten more poems in the Ten Thoughts About Love series. Just click on the cover (left) or here to be taken to a link to your local Amazon store, where you can purchase ($2.99) I hope you enjoy them.

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Go Creative.

#poem #poetry #inspirations I wish we could flow/ as oceans tide,/ swelling with joy at our/ pulse to unfurl. I feel we should roll/ as planets turn,/ dark days and seasons held/ Read More

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Ticket For You To Hear Carol Ann Duffy

#COMPETITION for UK followers. Fancy an unforgettable night out at the beautiful King’s Place next Monday night, 14th May? I bought myself a ticket to hear the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, read from her work, including her 2011 collection The Bees. Irresistible. Only then I got an invitation to an even more irresistible dinner. So I’ve a ticket going a’begging.  And so…. a little competition. HOW TO ENTER: Write Read More

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Your Profit or Your Principles

Quite the controversy going on in London literary circles at the moment, occasioned by the poet Alice Oswalds’ withdrawal of her collection, Memorial, from consideration for the TS Eliot prize. Here is Oswald’s explanation, relevant not just for poets but for all who want to create anything that puts principle before profit. “For me, poetry is the great unsettler. It questions the established order of the mind. It is radical, by which I don’t mean that it is either leftwing or rightwing, but that it works at the roots of Read More

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What Is Life's Work

I’ve just done my first podcast, a short poem called ‘Life’s Work’. You can listen to it here: Life’s Work. Though it’s short, its theme is a perennial one for creatives (in and out of the kitchen!). ‘Life’s Work’ is one Read More

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The Writer's Call

Your words must wash my floor for love, I heard it all declare. I kissed my pen, swore this decree to air. Then set to work on bended knee, a childlike creep through house and street, to clean through what’s encrusted there. It’s done for you, kind reader, dear, who walks my words across the page, who seeks clear ground in marks I make: the glisten in your gleaning eye, that shines with mine, us both to see how in such brightening, all can gleam.

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Borrowed Time.

We lie together in a borrowed bed knowing the alarm is soon to sound, your thighs a seat I settle on, mine folded tight around your hand. We burrow in the minutes that remain before the clock declares the time has come  Read More

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A Meditation on Meditation

Short Poem from “Inspiration Meditation: A Guided Meditation to Develop Creative Intelligence. For Writers, Artists & Everyone”. By Orna Ross.

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