Remembrance poem

Poppy

Remembrance poem. As we end this important day, the world should remember those who gave so much in the name of peace. I penned this remembrance poem in appreciation of the heroic actions of those we lost. Poppy Fields Eyes all wide, Continue reading

Shakespeare’s legacy

The Shakespeare Poem

This April 2016, we celebrated Shakespeare’s 400 year legacy and so it seems fitting to revisit my poem entitled The Bard of Avon. When we consider our literary and creative education, it is difficult to imagine the exclusion of William Continue reading

Paw prints? Could this be Jazz?

paw-prints

Paw prints? Could this be Jazz? This charming tale for young children was inspired by a walk over Haughmond Hill in Shropshire with my niece Hannah and her lovely springer spaniel, Jazz. This exciting adventure story for children is unfolding fast. Continue reading

Together we fly! Beanstalk poem

Beanstalk-poem

This week I spent time with a wonderful team of volunteers from Beanstalk, a fantastic national charity that provides one-to-one literacy support to children who struggle with their reading ability and confidence. On national poetry day 21st March, during an interactive Continue reading

Burn’s night

3d book cover VBGP

This 25th January, its time to celebrate Burn’s night! So here is a poem in tribute to this fine tradition, taken from the new poetry collection by Anita Williams celebrating all things British, entitled The very Great Britain in poetry Burn’s Continue reading

Jazz the flying dog!

Jazz-the-flying-dog

Jazz the flying dog! Happy new year to you all, and I hope 2016 brings you everything you are hoping for. For me, it brought along the inspiration for a new children’s book. When the new year arrived, I rolled Continue reading

New Year’s Eve

Christmas Pudding Poem

It’s New Year’s Eve! So here’s a message from www.writtenwithasmile.com:- A time for true reflection on the year just past; a time to celebrate and look forward to all things new for 2016. When I think about 2015, I find Continue reading

A poem for Autumn

Falling leaves in autumn

A poem for Autumn Autumn cascade As we marvel at the splendour Of a scene adept in gold Brown layered over oranges Delighted, we behold. Autumnal glows awakening Shrill breezes set to raid Those aching creaking branches Of leaves so Continue reading

A poem for National Poetry Day

kingfisher

A poem for National Poetry Day. A day to celebrate poetry in all forms. On National Poetry Day, I would like to share my latest poem with you, entitled “Fleeting Chance.” This is a poem about a real life encounter I had with Continue reading