Category Archives: Ann’s poems

A tiny bit of snow and a small poem.

A white veil falls over the face of the world  slowly freezing time.            An award winning blog  for a ‘blog that brightens our day’   Poetry collections ‘The Puppeteer’s Daughter’ and ‘Don’t Throw Away the Daisies’  

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Teaching gypsies – lessons learned and a poem or two.

     Memories of teaching gypsies on a permanent site in South London in the 70s have never left me. I did it for four years and it was one of the best jobs I ever had. They were so resourceful … Continue reading

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Watching seagulls.

     Watching the seagulls acrobatics above the waves, I was reminded we have lived here for ten years. I sometimes forget why we chose to do so, but it was partly the attraction of the seashore, swimming in the sea, having … Continue reading

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On the eve of All Hallows on Kilmahil Hill

On the eve of All Hallows on Kilmahil Hill (for Maggie) The angel with white wings calls us in. We enter humbly by the back way, walk through sturdy brick monuments with unreadable names, the recent in black slate with … Continue reading

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Paths – pictures and a poem

       Paths From my bedroom window I can see the worn stone paths I created in the garden. The pathway meandering through the park leading to the sea where dog walkers congregate every morning. Tiny paths threading their way … Continue reading

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Miss Lottie’s Allotment

       Of course the poem that follows is based on fact! My mother fell in love with an allotment in South London over 15 years or so ago and it became the highlight of her retirement. I worked on … Continue reading

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Suicide is Painless? (and a poem)

So suggests the wonderful theme tune written for the very funny series ‘Mash’ for those who are old enough to remember it. The 10th September is ‘World Suicide Prevention Day’ something that I care a lot about. I once had … Continue reading

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‘Moving on’ written at Totleigh Barton – a poem

Moving On Luggage abandoned in the hall and trains won’t wait for late departure. but here we sit lost in the dance of life mirrored in this tiny drama and willing it never to end. The heat of the fire … Continue reading

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A forest near Toulouse

A forest near Toulouse The mist of mountains brings in tears of rain Where charcoal burners sought to set up home. The forest floor is thick with fern again Their labours lost, their bodies buried bone. Strong men cut trees … Continue reading

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