Tag Archives: poetry

19th February 2013

Yellow Roses It’s been a while since I’ve blogged, in fact, I hadn’t even checked in to this wordpress site, so I was really pleased to see that some of you have still been dropping by to read my old posts… a … Continue reading

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28th September 2012

A Blade of Grass What is it that guides our choices as a writer? I don’t just mean regarding genre choice, I mean subject matter, theme, characterisation, dialogue, setting, the way we want our writing to feel, the tone.  Do … Continue reading

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22nd June 2012

Cup of tea My Grandma died 7  years ago of cancer.  We were close in that sense of feeling completely comfortable together and being able to share a multitude of things, one of which was a sense of humour, the other … Continue reading

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8th June 2012

Weaving Words I’ve often thought about the parallel between sewing and weaving, and writing, but always in relation to writing poetry.  It’s a metaphor that has been used by writers before, as has the technique of quilting, and these metaphors … Continue reading

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25th May 2012

An Indiscriminate Moonlight Being a bit short of blogability time this week, I thought I’d post one of my poems, and a picture of me in my new funky writing specs… just because they’re new and they’re funky (aubergine with turquoise … Continue reading

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9th March

Girl with red hair There’s a kind of dichotomy, I think, between writing that takes on a fantastical element, and writing that is gritty and very real.  Some writers will say they write to escape, submerged in their own world.  Others, … Continue reading

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3rd February

A Poem Sometimes writing – what I think of as ‘proper writing’ goes a bit awol.  It happens to the best of us I think… life gets in the way, we’re tired, distracted, anxious, or all of these.  Sometimes we … Continue reading

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