Category Poems & Poetry

Tick-tocking away

Tick-tocking away There’s always a child with a device clamped to an ear, eyes down tick-tocking their soul, You-Tuber baby Lost in instant thoughts, feelings, aspirations, narrowing horizons, making them feel good, without knowing who they really are.


Poem for this week, trying to get caught back up! This one is very much apt for this time of year - Pheasants My grandson likes to play a game on the morning run to school, we count the number of pheasants seen, it’s three or four as a rule.

Black Sun by Peter Kay

Black Sun There is a black sun rising in the east, a swirling, shape-shifting schizemic shift. Twitchers throng, to embrace overhead feast, each single element of airborne lift combines to darken crimson blooded sky. Freewheeling murmuration holds our gaze, black sun fills binoculars held to try to capture magic moments, as the day slips into darkness the throng disperses, thousands of sturnidae, forever lost. Hooded crow signals eternal curses as moon takes centre stage to count the cost.

Gingerlicious Halloween

Fabulous Gingerlicious Halloween open mic this Tuesday. With the fabulous host, David Driver: “Great night last night. Here are a few photos. Thanks Laura Strickland, Roz Ottery, Peter Kay Faye Roseanna, Ros Driver, Corinne Pollard, Robert Sandie, Louise Hofman.” Two…


Really looking forward to being a part of this: Bradford has a wealth of writers in every genre, who either self-publish their work or are published by small Indie presses. There will be writers of fiction, non-fiction and poetry for…


I’ve been watching a video on dancing the Flamenco,tidied out my drawers and refolded all my pants,been and had a cocktail down at the Fuzzy Flamingo,counted every single one of a line of tiny ants. I’ve placed all my penny…

Trafalgar Square

Trafalgar Square Early morning start, long walkto catch first train to the ‘smoke’,steam locomotive at the head,join the throngs from Aldermaston. Boys in blue, keeping pace with human tide,Hey, hey LBJ, how many kids ya kill today.Home-made banners, proclaim, protest,Ban…

Poetry Event from Nick Toczek

Great line-ups from Nick Toczek: “The Square Chapel asked me to programme and run a series of poetry gigs for them. They’re paying all the poets! Here are the first three amazing gigs I’ve booked. Please help by sharing the…