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Tenerife Sunset – a poem

TENERIFE SUNSET  Warm hues of pink, Deepening, intense, Spreading a roseate glow Above the sea.   Dramatic now, Burnished copper fronds Radiating like an angel’s wings, A promise of peace.   Wisps of orangey gold, Shimmering against a purple backdrop. … Continue reading

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The Canvas of My Youth – a reflective poem

THE CANVAS OF MY YOUTH                                                                                        Curls of coal smoke hanging in the air, Friday’s fish odour;  tinned fruit with carnation cream. Psychedelic purple, swirling through emerald green, Carnaby Street meets Made in Yorkshire mini dress. “I ain’t heavy …” blasting … Continue reading

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I don’t believe in ghosts – a poem inspired by the work of Frank Dickinson, an arts and crafts pioneer who built his own home, Little Holland House in Carlshalton, Surrey

I don’t believe in ghosts, But there’s a spirit within this place. A sense of purpose, of achievement. Every beam, every tile A testimony to toil and sweat; To a genius with vision And the will to craft new designs, … Continue reading

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