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World Mental Health Day

Last week I ran a poetry workshop in an Adult Psychiatric Rehab hospital for World Mental Health Day. Wonderful people – wonderful poems – used a variety of prompts and read poems by Frank O’Hara and William Carlos Williams for good measure! A … Continue reading

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Our old coal scuttle – modern haiku and other small poems.

Currently I am experimenting with linking sketches to poetry. mad Ella ate coal small pieces from our scuttle unwed and alone gran said they took her baby and the shock sent her insane a shimmering globe mirror of distortion white space … Continue reading

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All Sorts – Ann’s Christmas Eve poem

All Sorts Everyone helped on Christmas eve, the children in the living room trusted to make neat crosses on sprouts bottoms, peel potatoes and prod the hot chestnuts We’d laugh at my mother’s story of corn beef roast during the … Continue reading

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The snail trail – autumn and my one and only poem about cancer…

    Snellie is a tribute to Mrs Ellen Nye Chart, known as Nellie who took over as owner and manager of the Theatre Royal in Brighton in 1875. Among other things she invited 1000 inmates of the workhouse to a … Continue reading

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Muddling through May

Wonderful bluebells at Nymans. Later in the week I watched a deer wandering into my eldest son’s garden. Apparently deer love to feast on roses! I went along to see the children’s parade the start of the Brighton Festival. This year the … Continue reading

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I could get used to slightly warmer rock pools!

              Although I’m not too keen on people who show endless pics of posh hols!   Whoops! But it was great to spend a week away especially as due to an unexpected invitation!  

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An autumnal feel in the grounds of Chartwell.

                           I love the different seasons even if my mood in winter can be variable…

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