Another Nature Poem

Wing, Buckinghamshire Black crows flyingover white mist through which loomblurry shapes of trees Cold October dawnbathroom window condensation streaked Crows cackle and fighton the rooftops Sun lightens the skythe mist thins. I found I had to make several attempts at writing such a simple poem and was conscious that I kept putting it off until…

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Poems about Nature

This is week four of the course and another poem by William Carlos Williams – Nantucket to consider. I also have to write another Nature inspired poem. Meanwhile I’ve just sent off a revised draft of last week’s poem to the tutor. Improved, I hope, with the benefit of comments from my friends on the…

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Catching up at last

Now I know why I’ve not kept a blog before. I don’t have the time. This week I’ve been reading William Carlos Williams – Spring and all – for the course. Wrote a commentary tonight and sent it off. There is more I could say. Since I last updated the blog I’ve written and re-written…

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Toddington Poetry

Went to a poetry reading in Luton last night hosted by the Toddington Poetry Society http://www.toddingtonpoetrysociety.co.uk/ The reading was given by my friend Guy Russell. One of those strange things happened when you know someone at a social level through work but have not discovered the depth of the person that hearing their poetry brings.

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Couple of Poems

I had a go at several poems last night. At the moment I’m not that happy with any of them. I’m not at work tomorrow so will hopefully have the time to polish one enough to send it off. Heaven for Lyn We’ve never met in real lifeso I can’t summon her upas a physical…

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Pre course exercise

The course got underway on Friday with a two part exercise. We were given two poems to read and comment on. The second part of the exercise was to write your own poem about a family member or a friend. Spent much of the weekend playing with my children but did find time to read…

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Ten days to go

On 10th September I start the Poetry 2 course with poetry kit www.poetrykit.org.uk. I’m going to use this blog to keep track of my work and to provide a place to reflect over the ten weeks of the course. I’ve already been reading lots of poetry in preparation; Seamus Heaney and Robert Minhinnick in particular.…

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