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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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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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Library closures in the UK

We are going through a period of local authority austerity measures, resulting in the very short-sighted policy of closing public libraries. Well over 300 have closed since 2009, whilst others have been saved only by being taken over by community … 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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In tune with nature?

Here follows a poem written a few years ago, but which is ever relevant to my life, as I ‘harvest’ all my own firewood and heat my cottage with a woodburner. More sticks than ever have been blown from the … 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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