Category Poetry

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!’ […]

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 […]


          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, 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 […]

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 […]

Garden Party

Democracy is bewildering. I have no allegiance Except to my garden Where good advice is found. Grass roots can become invasive. They gain momentum and Before you know it Look as though they own the place. You may want a manicured lawn But daisies and clover are essential. Diversity is required For bees to remain […]

Independent Means

Despite my independent heart Fabulous friends Friction free family And Ever present wet nose of my furry familiar Sometimes What I need Is an uncompromising lover To wake with me in the dawn light And tell me today will be just fine.


Stealer of chips Shitter of shits My clean car yesterday White-washed this morning. Calling angrily from chimney pots Swooping at dog walks Why are you still here seagull? The herrings are long gone. I saw them, in the museum Worked by the fisher girls. Split, gutted, cleaned, brined, smoked, When this town had industry And […]

City Intellectual

So I am a member of a writers group. It is small and imperfectly formed, but it does offer me the challenges I need in my busy world, if I am ever to get the ideas in my head on to a page. We are not the Bloomsbury Group. I’ve checked on the Internet*. Our […]


Plant lover, garden geek, organic gardener by the sea

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 & Balkans


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

a blog that combines food & poetry mixed with vlogging



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.


poetry by Robert Ford

Glitchy Artist

Screenshots of the Universe

Patrick W. Marsh

monsters, monsters, everywhere


Sabbles woz 'ere

My Name is Jamie. My Life in Prison

Letters shared with Sonni Quick

Havoc and Consequence

(overcome your fears)


poetry from my heart

kirilson photography

the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa

Bonnywood Manor

Peace. Tranquility. Insanity.

Alexis Chateau

Activist. Writer. Explorer.


On the quest to live an interesting life.

The Cat's Write

Milly Schmidt

Hannah McCall


panoply, a literary zine

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


Illustration and Writing

The Empire of Carane

Where fiction comes to life

Elan Mudrow


Something Like a Storybook

from Morgan Bradham


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…

Shortness of Breadth

A Word Of Substance

"Object Relations"

Algebra Of Owls

21st Century Poetry

Short Tale Shrew

A Flash Fiction Writing Community


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

Crows Head Soup

A Vegan Anarchist 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.


A blog full of humorous and poignant observations.