If you have a moment then please take a look at this new page where you can find the links to my blog posts with my own poetry in. I write about issues such as my difficult childhood, and my feelings about the late Queen’s possible demise in the pandemic amongst others.
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POETRY SHOWCASE: JOHN DOYLE (APRIL 2023)
Bio: John Doyle is originally from County Kildare in Ireland, now based in Dublin. He works as a magazine reporter, and has had eight collections of poetry released since 2017. He hopes to have his first novel released this year. His favorite word is “fink”, and his favorite phrase is “we’ll head them off atContinue reading “POETRY SHOWCASE: JOHN DOYLE (APRIL 2023)”
They’re Late Again – the Taxes
The Deil’s awaugh, the Deil’s awaugh,The Deil’s awaugh wi’ th’ excise man.(Robert Burns 1759-1796) I first heard this tune as we were sitting in a tin can, rattling along in the dark. Robert Burns’ famous song being roared at the tops of their voices by a bunch of overgrown boy scouts. Possibly Runrig fans tooContinue reading “They’re Late Again – the Taxes”
Watch “The Last Of Us Main Theme” on YouTube
I took up the guitar again after forty years during my vow of silence. And I really couldn’t have got through the pandemic alone without the cheerful accomplished music of Beatrix. Hope you like my poem below it references some issues of my complex PTSD as do many of my poems. There are more versesContinue reading “Watch “The Last Of Us Main Theme” on YouTube”
“Queenhood” by Simon Armitage
Some beautiful words by the Poet Laureate, Simon Armitage, helping us to make sense of what is happening.