Her children are not sure how or when it began,
but solid for so long she is dwindling now…

Continue reading...

You are wary, but still the land beguiles
and you dream of a little place here.
Picture yourself cutting turf from St Patrick’s day
to dry out in time for Winter fires…

Continue reading...
The Ballad of Doc Gillespie

Doctor Charles John Gabriel Gillespie,
an English G.P, used to have dreams of
reading history, but his mother took
control, and without consulting, enrolled 
her shy lanky son to read medicine…

Continue reading...
Green Man                    Short-listed Salopian Poetry Society Open Competition 2015

In the garden you were,

where fairies dined on blackcurrants,

and slept on pillows of moss.

Continue reading...