The Opened Field by Dom Bury

The Opened Field by Dom Bury … winner of the 2017 National Poetry Competition #WonderfulStuff #Poetry #Sestina Marvellous poem following a strict (and possibly restrictive) fixed verse form of six six lined stanzas, where the words that end each line of the first stanza are used as line endings in each of the following stanzas, rotated in…

Pamphlet … looking for Plan B

I have been considering the idea of a pamphlet of poetry. Over this last year, having immersed myself in the published works of a number of admirable and impressive poets (an attempt to improve my own stuff and understand what’s required for a reasonable collection of serious poetry), concentrating on the less frivolous and avoiding…

Hare by Carolyn Jess-Cooke

A beautiful poem commended in the National Poetry Competition 2013 Excellent film from Melissa Diem hare (a poetry film) from Melissa Diem on Vimeo.

Invitation To Move On by Jonathan Humble

Originally posted on BURNING HOUSE PRESS:
I am small in the sea, pushed around by waves that care not for any grain of sand or stuff that floats in old men’s heads. ? Arms held wide and high, that reach and cling like a child to a parent when things get rough, when routines fail…

Invitation To Move On …

Really pleased to see Invitation To Move On appearing at Burning House Press today. Why not have a look and take in all the excellent company it’s keeping over there? Some wonderful poets on a lovely site. Invitation To Move On I am small in the sea, pushed around by waves that care not for…

On Good Days …

It has been a very good day today: a poem for #InternationalWomensDay appearing on Liz Brownlee’s lovely Poetry Roundabout site, an excellent day at school with the wonderful Class 4 making Mothers’ Day cards and lots of love being shown towards On Good Days on Atrium Poetry (a poem which, if I’m honest, I didn’t have…

A Watershed Moment in Leamington For Henry Rupert Milestone

My poem has appeared in that lovely e-zine Lighten Up Online today. When writing it, I was attempting (unsuccessfully) to channel Sir J.B. Below is the original, unedited version: A Watershed Moment in Leamington For Henry Rupert Milestone Feeling sad and disillusioned, as he contemplated life One wet Tuesday, while he mopped the kitchen floor,…