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New for old

Beyond the scent of first being lies the dreamers journey, cobbled streets of imagination, where youth rises, celebrating the passing of innocence and building mountains of desire. It is like the unfolding of a flower, only briefly gifted, but as the child, so beautiful in its simplicity; knowing it only has to be, has no […]

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Licking at crumbs

You know them well, those tamed and well trained city pups. The dunners and yappers replete in pinstripe and penury; the high polish of their John Lobbs, scattering the pigeons pecking at scraps. It’s like a conveyor belt, stiff armed, shoulder bowed, heads like nodding dogs, coming and going in servitude, as from the tunnel […]

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Looking up

You know those moments that change your life; (conversational.) Sometimes it’s like losing someone you never told often enough that you loved; or perhaps simply catching a crack in the pavement with your heel. Both make you stumble and fall, try to save your soul, but they’re not all like that. Some are passed exams […]

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Felicitations

Wishing a happy new year to all our friends at the pub. Douglas, Beccy, Charlie.

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Flight of fancy

Here’s a little ditty what I wrote the other day, it whirled around inside my head and would not go away; It started off as cabbages and lettuces and kings, but soon became, as poems can, about some other things. It made me wish of lazy days spent writing in the sun, instead of marching […]

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Dyma gartref

On the hills above the grey houses, but below the azure sky there are ghosts going about their business. Some are gossamer, they dance unconcerned, others are dark clouds, brooding, closing out the sun. It matters not as I chose the fragrance, the coolness of clean air, the wind songs, everlasting, healing, teaching of the […]

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It seems like only yesterday

An old man passed me in the high street, he was uneven in both gait and expression. I gazed steadfastly at the dress in the window, guiltily unwilling to add a further burden to an already overburdened there and now. The price to pay seemed reasonable, and I thought that perhaps some childish hour had […]

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Fragments of the whole

Time stored all, but kept its council. Wrote no history of importance to the ancient forests, the fathomless oceans. Aeons passed, A flame went to fire, flickered briefly, a blink in time, whilst multi hued moths gathered with wild mischief in their wings. An ending came by and by, a closing of the account, but […]

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There are those who wear hats whilst walking their dogs in villages.

There is a plumpness in the air,the surety of God’s acre stretching greenly, a yearly crop, an unspoken suspicion that it’s all fake news. CGI conjured and served from breakfast to supper, the only reality being the barking of contented dogs and the comforting presence of other like minded souls. The walk is measured, assuredness […]

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Being ten

I remember wild mushrooms, how green it all was, the roughness of stone against the smoothness of child palms, soil trickling through inquisitive fingers. The dog would pant in happiness, run with the wind in a small eternity as we sought sticks to fight and win our imaginary battles. When it rained we took shelter […]