Author Archives: deborahlove

View of the sea

Crystal blue, as a boy, The Tyrrhenian Sea stuck sand to my skin, Sparkled joy in my heart. Laughing with my father in his boat. Shellfish collecting from tidal pools. Laying in the warm sand with Veronaia. Such memories I brought to the Saxon Shore, Called by my youth. ‘Centurion do your duty, stand guard!’ […]

Back to the blog

Life is a busy thing and it has kept me away from my blog for a while now.  Not in an awful way you understand.  Yes the day job has been hectic and demanding of late, but socially it’s all been rather full on too.  People are starting to mention the C word and festivities […]

The Truth Is Out There

Fear and chaos sent Truth Reeling, out in to the dark To find a home. Lost in the night, Coloured orange, On a street corner it quivers. Passed by politicians Unzipping their lies In locker rooms. Along with information, It finds freedom No easy matter. Confidentiality online, Diminishing, With every return. Devalued as a pound […]

Competition

          Today I am informed that I have won. I have been peeked at by peers Picked And prepared for publication. But I can not share, At least not yet And oddly I realise This removes the point Of my preoccupation With poetry.

Autumn

          Autumn, Middle age of the year, I feel some sympathy. Before the darkest night, There are fewer days In front, than at my back. Dreams, Simple sparks from the bonfire, Have been lost To the cool night air. Hopes, Alive on swallows’ wings, Suddenly missed, Flown to another country. Autumn, […]

Ode To A Man I Met On A Dating Website

If your claim to five foot ten Is only in your mind, Remember I might spot this If we meet, I am not blind. I do not care about your shirt, Ted Baker or Paul Smith, But you did claim no cigarettes, How come I get a whiff? To say that you eat everything But […]

Something I Heard

New teachers in new class rooms and new pupils everywhere, back to school after the summer holidays can be confusing. But for one headteacher returning to his office after the break, things took a particularly unexpected turn. Ivor Chalkface, Headteacher of Bogwarts Academy, opened the door to his office on the first day of term […]

Auditioning Words

I’m trying to write a poem at the moment. I have the idea. It’s here, hovering in my head, waiting impatiently to be expressed. I also have the words, most of them lurking nervously in the wings, like members of an amateur dramatic society at a casting. I suspect my concerns would be familiar to […]

Rain on Amatrice

The lunar cycle left the night unlit, As if too sad to view once more the scene. Cloud hid stars. In darkness Rain rendered dust to dirt. It took the heartless sun to rise and show Wet sheen of glory on the devil’s work. Brick and stone, Old mortar, Gain new exuberance. Unwanted relocation and […]

Happy Anniversary

I have been engaged in my vanity publishing project on WordPress for a little over a year now. Happy Anniversary to me! In truth it began as no more than a wish to understand blogging, coupled with a desire to place my words somewhere other than my notebook.  So focused was I on these small […]

Duri Rolvsson

Stories of Adventure & Friendship

The Shameful Sheep

shit storms, shame, and stories that make you cringe

John Wreford Photographer

Words and Pictures from the Middle East

yaskhan

Poetry, free verse, haiku, senryu, photography, books, art, philosophy , nature.

dineandrhymeblog.com/

a blog that combines food & poetry mixed with vlogging

poeturja

Poetry

jack lee taylor

picking strings and words

Heartstring Eulogies

Conjured by Sarah Doughty

Frank Solanki

If you want to be a hero well just follow me

Words on Empty Ears

Understanding someone’s way with words isn’t as simple as you think.

Wezzlehead

poetry by Robert Ford

Glitchy Artist

Screenshots of the Universe

Author Patrick W. Marsh

monsters, monsters, everywhere

Sableyes

Sabbles woz 'ere

My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison

Letters shared with Sonni Quick

Havoc and Consequence

(overcome your fears)

uniqueloveharmoney

poetry from my heart

kirilson photography

the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa

Bonnywood Manor

Peace. Tranquility. Insanity.

Alexis Chateau

Activist. Writer. Explorer.

thisisyouth

On the quest to live an interesting life.

Milly Schmidt

The Cat's Write

Hannah McCall

Proofreader

panoply, a literary zine

Join us here for a wide-ranging and impressive array of writing

WovenEclipse

Writing and Illustration

The Empire of Carane

Where fiction comes to life

Elan Mudrow

The Ridges of Intertextuallity

Something Like a Storybook

from Morgan Bradham

beautifulkindofthoughts

Colours of different thoughts

the obligatory eccentric

midnight lavender

Aston kamunde

Embrace your unrestricted nature and surrender your soul to the power of the invincible…

thedrabble.wordpress.com/

Shortness of Breadth

A Word Of Substance

"Object Relations"

Algebra Of Owls

21st Century Poetry

Short Tale Shrew

A Flash Fiction Writing Community

518-songofmypeople

A town everyone hates, yet no one leaves...

Crows Head Soup

A Vegan Stew

As it Comes

A New Era

The Greenland Diaries

It began with a drum. Then the monsters came. I've been hiding ever since.

Storyshucker

A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.

Diary of an Aesthete

A Spiritual and Artistic Pilgrimage Around the Globe