Category Archives: poetry

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

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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

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Not the Dabke

The following poem has just been published on the webzine, ‘I Am Not A Silent Poet’. Here is the link: https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/not-the-dabke-by-dave-urwin/ The war in Syria goes on and on. Nor should we forget the plight of Iraquis, Palestinians, Lebanese and … Continue reading

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Heart of Darkness

The following poem was published on the webzine, I Am Not A Silent Poet on 9th August 2016. Here’s the link:  https://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2016/08/09/heart-of-darkness-by-david-urwin/ The refugee crisis continues, and everyone gets on with their own lives. Although many of us are disgusted … Continue reading

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Lake Como haiku sequence

I wrote these haiku, my favourite poetic form, in 2013, whilst staying by the lake. They were direct observations of what I could see and hear around me while sitting right by the lake’s edge in solitude.  Photos by Franca … Continue reading

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New Year Resolutions

It’s that time of year, and although I have not been one for New Year resolutions much before (preferring to resolve to do things better at any time of the year), this year I have been prompted to write a … Continue reading

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Flamenco dance and the influence of Lorca.

How about a little rhythm and passion to warm up the end of the year? I wrote this on a visit to Seville in October 2015, after watching a flamenco performance of guitar playing, dance and song. I have tried … Continue reading

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