Author Archives: jadedmountain

About jadedmountain

I am a poet, living a rural life in south-west Wales. The purpose of this blog is to publicise my poetry.

October poem

Here is a poem I wrote just a few years ago. I love this season in all kinds of ways; but, however beautiful, there is no escaping the ugly goings-on of life, out there somewhere. From a poetic point of … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Price of Flight

The issue of refugees is worldwide and one theme in my poetry is the contrast between our priveleged, mostly comfortable lives in the West and those of the poor and often exploited (for our benefit) in the Third World; and … Continue reading

Posted in homelessness, poetry, poverty, refugee crisis | Tagged , | 2 Comments

this imperfect life

Having written this poem a few months ago, I now find myself wondering if it gets anywhere near communicating what I was trying to say. Did I even know what I was trying to say? Sometimes an idea is floating … Continue reading

Posted in homelessness, modern society, poetry, poverty, religion, religious thought | 1 Comment

Advice of a May evening

This is really advice to myself, although if any reader wants to take it as advice for him/herself, then feel free. Once a poem is released into the public ‘arena’, then it belongs to any and every reader to draw … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

No particular reason

We live in a society and culture in which the ‘powers-that-be’ favour the haves, the go-getters, those who inherit wealth and privelege, profit-motivated big-business, and at the same time largely ignore the underclass of struggling, disadvantaged, ‘ordinary’ working (or non-working) … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Donkey jacket

This might be the only poem ever written about a donkey jacket! (If anyone knows otherwise, please let me know.) Some of my readers outside the UK may not be familiar with this item of clothing, so I will explain: … Continue reading

Posted in clothing, donkey jacket, poetry, rural life | 5 Comments

The wordless earth

The coast of Pembrokeshire must be one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and I am priveleged to live so close to it. Unfortunately, I fail to get there very often, but managed a walk there recently. I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments