Poems #3

Invitation To Move On I am small in the sea, pushed aroundby waves that care not for any grain of sandor stuff that floats in old men’s heads. Arms held wide and high, that reach and clinglike a child to a parent when things get rough,when routines fail and muscles waste. I hesitate, recoil, cower;…

Poems #2

Multiple Choice I took the test again today. Turned on Radio Four.Listened to a story about the homeless.Then came kids orphaned by bomb blastsin another country.But that was too hard,so I moved on … Started up the car instead of doing the walking thing;it was raining and I needed stuff from the supermarket.Saw a dead…

Poems #1

Yew In search of yew in Borrowdalethat shared the sun with Judas,I walk a rutted path, aware of twinges, snares, rocks,carrying your paints and easelalong with this bowl of words, no longer fit for consumption,mould festering in knotsfrom sour touching fruit within. And if these words were berries,gardeners would stand disappointedat the canker in the…

DB Anthology News Update

It is now one year since I wrote a blog entry about the possibility of setting up a poetry bank to help plug a publication gap for poets who write for children. In August 2021, there followed an announcement through an article in the Yorkshire Times that the inaugural launch of The Dirigible Balloon (the…