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Ending violence against women

White Ribbon Day has just passed, but, of course, the violence will continue. I suspect that one way of tackling it is to change men’s cultural attitudes; that is, to make it clear that committing a violent act against a … Continue reading

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End of an era

I love to see examples of Nature taking back/breaking down the works of humankind. A poem in my book, Towards Humanity, deals with this very subject: the poem is called ‘Roofscape from Manchester Art Gallery’. However, here is a wonderful … Continue reading

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deserted road, not even a tree

Just recently my poetic output has almost dried up. However, on seeing this stunning image by Rod Higginson (inspired, incidentally, by a similar one by the great photographer, Don McCullin), I was myself inspired to write some lines in response … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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