Remembrance Sunday 2018.


For the Fallen a poem written by Written by Robert Laurence Binyon, (1869-1943), published in The Times newspaper on 21 September 1914. Even on the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, it still has power.   His portrait by the artist William Strang   For the Fallen. With proud thanksgiving, a mother … Continue reading

For a friend on the occasion of their birthday.


  Telemachus.   Seasons come and go, dutifully wiping their feet as they enter and leave the year. It looks like change but it’s not, it’s just the rhythms of your life, A life that’s learnt how to watch, how to catch, And appreciate life happening around them.   You look at it with that certain eye, … Continue reading

For Nicholas, a birth poem.


  Against the odds, you were a boy, Confounding sages of such things, From bump to boy, with Marie’s help, We loved your baby screams.   Your limbs they are so smooth and straight, Your bones so hard and pointy, Your chubby cheeks and cupid lips, Your back so warm and downy.   In sleep … Continue reading