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Head Over Heals

I’m hearing familiar sounds. Now listen, here’s the thing. A starling, dizzy, calling head over heals in Spring and yet the awesome speed of light passed imagining, at this pace still takes too long to speak to us from farthest outer space. The … Continue reading

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A Sonnet for Leila

The narrow path that sometimes seems too long, dim crescent moon in deeply dark night sky and have they ever made you feel the throng of voices on your eardrum, ask you why, but never seem to show the way … Continue reading

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Comment for Kole

Never expecting too much of life Is like preparing to be surprised. When all it throws at you is bad news, it comes good! Then you popped your head above the parapet to say Hello, it’s me, I’m here! Where’s … Continue reading

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do not make war, a poem

Originally posted on THE POET BY DAY:
View of Cliff House from Ocean Beach 1. it must be painful for them to write, those poets in tough-times and hard places where blood and tears and poverty contaminate the air, stain…

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A Ritual for Peace

If there were ever worthier cause than this, then tell me please. To start and think how each and every step we take will mark the ground. Enduring footprints, howsoever small, one day will rise in thousands, coalesce into a … Continue reading

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Incidental music for ‘Sheffield PALS’

Last night at the New Barrack Tavern in Sheffield, a tribute was paid to a group of local young men, who fought for our country but never came home. To mark the 100th anniversary of the Batt… Source: Incidental music for ‘Sheffield PALS’

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May 2016, Vol.2/Issue 8; Books That Changed Our Lives

Another special issue of the BeZine, by the remarkable Jamie Dedes … BE inspired…BE creative…BE peace…Be Source: May 2016, Vol.2/Issue 8; Books That Changed Our Lives

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Little Big Man

(for Samuel Leon Anstie) This fragile earth, on which we so depend is strewn with evidence that life portends a choreography of happenstance. Your shoes were made for your own special dance. When you appeared and shone the warmest light, … Continue reading

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The Major

On the night before the battle,
a letter to his wife still wets the eyes
and we shed tears two hundred years on. Continue reading

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Beginnings and Endings

(for Kath) Your words, those words you found so readily, that bound more hearts than we can count, that longed to procreate, transforming stress and suffering into new-born life and unbound joy; a baby girl or baby boy, maybe both … Continue reading

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