The Chase

I am struck by themes of ‘blue’ at the moment and want to explore this in a range of poems this weekend at Magna Carta Festival in Faversham. Bluebells still abound, a promise of something more to come. Blue blood, heraldry, castles in Faversham that I want to explore more.The blue of fireworks and gunpowder at Oare. Blue is chasing me. I will be exploring blue in terms of feelings related to […]

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Sweep Dreams

Rochester Sweeps’ Festival is a celebration of the coming of spring, and as May Day was also the traditional holiday for chimney sweeps or Climbing Boys as they were officially known, the two aspects have combined to produce a unique event. This poem looks at the risks chimney boys took and  awakens us to our local history that is still alive all around us. In Faversham, my local café […]

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Swinging High Over Faversham Creek

This poem is a Pantoum. It is a difficult classical form where the 2nd and 4th line of each verse become 1st and 3rd in the next and so on. Each line must hold the same key words and can either […]

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The Lovely Fields

These fields are the view from my window. I live in Newnham, a valley village,four miles from Faversham town centre. A walk through this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Autumn 2014 prompted […]

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Sea Leaves

This poem was born of visiting various coastlines in Kent, and remembering the chalky landscapes of Medway  by the river as the tide came in. I was sad at leaving Medway and this summed up the […]

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