Tag: poem

D H Lawrence – The Mosquito – Brilliant poem

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s lovely to step away from copywriting for a while and indulge in other people’s creativity. In the strange no-man’s land between Christmas and New Year, when everything seems slightly unreal, I’ve been catching up on some of my favourite poetry.  I’ve always loved this one because you can hear D H Lawrence getting crosser and […]

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New poem: Frank’s shed

| December 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s Sunday, and it’s absolutely tanking down outdoors. I was going to do some gardening but there’s no way. Luckily this poem popped into my head a couple of days ago and it’s already ripe. Time to jot it down. My Great Grandad, Frank Hutchinson, fought in and survived the First World War. If it […]

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Saltburn – A new poem

| November 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Time for another poem, from a collection of ten new poems I’m working on at the moment. This one’s about childhood memories of days out at Saltburn-by-Sea on Britain’s windy, frigid north east coast. My little brother Jon and I spent many a happy afternoon messing about on Saltburn beach with our folks. But I […]

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Poem – The glorious sheep years

| September 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

After a short summer break, Brighton and Hove Council’s conservation flock are back on the Downs, munching away at the worst of the grass so local wild flowers can thrive. It’s my third year as a Lookerer – a volunteer shepherd – and yesterday afternoon I tramped over the hills for the first time since […]

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Rooks in the Big Chill – A poem

| May 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Every copywriter deserves a decent lunch break. Mine often consists of a brisk walk to get the creative juices flowing and iron out stiff shoulders. Having just fed a packet of nuts to the tame rooks who habitually perch on a spade handle outside our local hardware store, I thought I’d dig out a poem […]

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