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The Christmas Truce by Carol Ann Duffy

The subject matter has woven its way into our collective consciousness, but it has perhaps never been so beautifully described as in this poem by the current poet laureate (and the first woman to hold the post), Carol Ann Duffy. … Continue reading

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The Fallow Deer at the Lonely House (Original short film)

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Lover

Lover! Lover! burning bright Beneath the covers of the night Caress with fiery hand and eye Two forms conjoined in symmetry. (Original poem, after Blake)

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Boats at Ullswater, Lake District

This gentle scene greeted me during a walk around Ullswater in the Lake District. This lake is not as famous as Windermere and therefore less spoilt by the ceaseless tread of tourists.  Here remains an essence of the same tranquility … Continue reading

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Self Portrait by the Sea (Original art)

“I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied; And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds … Continue reading

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“Tear our pleasures with rough strife”

For many modern men, the act of wooing a woman is as elusive as holding a wisp of incense in the palm of one’s hand. They struggle through awkward chat up lines, their advances usually met with either hilarity or … Continue reading

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Whisper

He leans in to me I feel his nose nuzzle into my hair The warm moisture of his breath on my neck His lips press my ear I melt into him As he whispers Of love Of beauty Of pleasure

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Sugar Glider: A Little Wildlife Poem

A little tribute to another animal for which I have a soft spot. These darling Australian marsupials have a membrane between the wrist and ankle, enabling them to glide from tree to tree.   Sugar Glider: Beauty in Small Things … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Robert Louis Stevenson

Today’s entry is in honour of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 – 1894), who has given me so much literary pleasure over the years. As a child, immersed in the world of Treasure Island (1883), I would have given … Continue reading

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“I could not sleep for thinking of the sky”

People often gaze up at the night sky and claim to feel miniscule and insignificant.  I have always warmed to the view of Apollo 14 lunar module pilot Edgar Dean Mitchell. He describes an epiphany that came to him on … Continue reading

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