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A poet’s hope:to be like some valley cheese, local, but prized elsewhere – w h auden

I am a writer and songwriter, releasing records in the UK on my own little label Treetops Records

Music, and writing, are my first loves. I take my inspiration largely from nature and our interaction with it,but also from our interactions with one another.
for anyone interested in the songs you can listen at the katie winter and for my latest collaboration silkwinders

i have assembled my favourite selection of poems from the last couple of years whcih are published by blurb, both with the option of as an e-book

balancing leaves

the second selection of poems published last year can be bought here

the mice in the straw sack

  • Joined: February 2010


writing - where

have been a little absent of late largely because I cannot access during the day and time is against me in eves, and I really miss it. so just now wanted to check in, an suddenly confused with being sent to rb tumblr page. then couldn’t seem to find activity feed. now don’t know how to search for new writing. am I going doolally or gas rb changed, yet again? I really really miss how i…
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laser beam

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missing you

i walked sonny this evening to one our favourite places. we walked to the ford where within/without was written, and i recalled how those years back i was thinking then of my brother, before he became unwell, but his life was ruptured and out of sync. then he got sick, and the years changed, and we changed. when i got back to the car, the day was ending, the sliver of moon was clear, a tractor wa…
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family & friends

growing up with parents that were somewhat older than many of my contemporaries I often felt a bit of detachment from them in the sense that, they weren’t the’ lets play football together’, or ’we’re best friends’…they were just mum and dad. as my brother was several years older, I soon realised that my friends were super-important, and in many ways ̵…
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good year for the bluebells

i was humbled into slumber, / barely able to open my eyes, / the oilseed rape stretched out forever, / blistered yellow acres rise. / the n…

future winter

there will be a day, / it will be one day, / the light will be unchallenged, / through the hedgerows / all along the old lanes. / I will se…

I wonder

I wonder if the stars will shine over me tonight, / if their light will illuminate my skin, / will the half moon soak up the last of the da…


nothing exists, / or appears to, / in the space above, / rising up over / my head. / towards / towards. / no mass or form, / no shape, / ju…

spring remedy

woke in the night to the sound of rain, / distant thunder and wild illumination, / restless drumming of hearts and thinking, / softened by …

tree II

their song is as young and old as i, / mesmerised by the leering sky, / i fade away in the fullness of time, / like a feather, or a brushst…


the tiny hairs on your arms / on your face, / microscopic movements, / responding to the air around us. / a baby cries out for mortal futur…

goose pimples

early evening lightening, / winter surrendering, / casting off the soft chains, / relinquish our bindings. / lay down and feel sleep come, …


the finches were gathering, / day was pondering upon itself, / the sky was a gentle bruise waning, / soft blues, soft grey. / i was gatheri…


some stones have yet to be thrown, / and skimmed across silent pools, / then to sink to the bottom, unseen. / some hearts are yet to be bro…

old ways

you had such warm lips, / almond eyes. / sometimes you took me away from this, / those were good times. / i could feel your body move / und…


from space my shape would not exist, / only the light that i emit / would find its way out, eventually. / your frangrance tinges memory, / …
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