Late Night London

Although I love living in a small Norfolk village, where there are no shops or street lights, I miss the sounds, smells and sights of London and relish the opportunity of visiting my daughter, who still lives between Clapham Common and Battersea. I love the way buses pulse like blood through the veins of the […]

Torching the Wood

With precise movement, Uniform in its execution, The blacksmith in his forge Pumps his pneumatic bellows, Raising a shudder in the torchwood: Terrible tangles of acrid smoke And amber flickers denote The rising of a delirious phoenix No longer skulking in her cave of timber. Satisfied with the ravenous ration, The blacksmith heats a horseshoe […]


Today is a very emotional day for me… Today I am launching my first poetry collection! Insides is my journey through cancer, surgery and chemotherapy. The process of writing it was initially … Source: Insides

Freya Pickard’s Poetry

Today, at around midday, the wonderful Freya Pickard is launching her first collection of poetry, Insides, over on her website: She has made a video for the launch, which you can view on YouTube: I’ve already downloaded the e-book from Amazon: If you haven’t read any of Freya’s work before, I suggest […]

Dragonfly Lands on a Lotus Bud

kissed by dragonfly early morning lotus petals unfolding sunlight © Kim M. Russell, 2016 Image found on My response to Carpe Diem Special (2nd guest) Kala Ramesh’s 3rd “lotus viewing” Today Chèvrefeuille has presented the third CD Special by Kala Ramesh and inspired us with some of her haiku. lotus viewing . . . the […]