Late Afternoon on a Norfolk Wherry

  My response to dVerse Poets Pub Meter-Made Mood–dVerse Meeting the Bar Victoria has challenged us to write a poem that illustrates how meter contributes to the mood of a poem.   His face is traced and creased by Norfolk gales, His skin tanned Van Dyke brown as wherry sails, The wherryman sits on the tiller […]

Claiming its Toll – a constanza

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #26: Constanza   The sea is an ever present ghost Lapping at the landscape’s edges Pulling at its seams and stitches   Gulls survey from groyne and post Low dunes, marrams and wave explosion Sea encroachment and erosion   All along the Norfolk coast Towns, hamlets and villages Dwindle […]

Man of the Marshes

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #21: Pantoum   Squelching through the muddy marshes, Entanglements of grass and reeds, He swipes at bolshy bulrushes, Crumbles the heads into white seeds.   Entanglements of grass and reeds Bending, breaking as he strides by, Crumbles the heads into white seeds, Tossing them upwards to the sky.   […]