Right about now

in music classrooms in high schools up and down the land

four piece bands are being formed and

fret boards are taking a hammering

Repeated notes

in ordered formation

fill empty spaces on the musical page

forming a foundation to create something magical

Rythum and Blues follow guitar

in concert halls up and down the land

following the familiar formation

followed by the star playing the guitar strings


Eggy Bread


This ain’t no restaurant “French toast”

it’s made over burning logs

in the country air

Foundation for the morning

Set against a glorious sunrise

and cups of camp tea

Thick crusty bread

absorbed in a lake of

golden runniness

Bacon awaits its partner

as it cooks away

in its fat

Poor Man’s omelette ?

after a night on the hills

it’s the food of kings.

Knives and forks ?

or eaten as a sandwich

only quandry – sauce Red or Brown ?


#CFFC #Letter H

So, what makes me Happy ?

Holidays, with clear blue skies
Home, in the winter months
Heritage pic
Hopping on a bus , and heading off on a canal trail or two

Bird Bath

San Rafael, Albufeira, Portugal

29th September 2017

Sat around the sculpted edge

Petite feathered friends, preen

And pamper, dipping into and

Rolling about, in the clear blue water

Ripples create shapes as

Out and in they hop about,

Water splashing about on the



Stained Glass Window

Salford 18th September

Poem borrowed from my page at Allpoetry.com

A tale a bit crafty, a bit religious, but all by me

Artwork created at Craft Sessions at Brain & Spinal Injury Charity in Salford.



As the Sun comes up,

its light shines through

the panels of coloured glass

angling the now coloured light

painting a picture,

of scenes on a floor

And as the sun shines,

through that brightly coloured window

reds cast with yellows

and greens cast with blues

as molten lead holds on tightly,

keeping the picture alive


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Poetry Workshops

14th September 2017

Great British Write off – a book i’ve appeared in!!!

Today i’ve had my hands in the soapsuds helping out at BASICs Cafe, Food for thought.

I’ve also been assisting in helping to run a poetry workshop in the conservatory.

we discussed what makes a poem and the different kinds of poem you could write

covering everything from Rhymes to Acrostics, Haikus to San-sans





hanging off the arms of the tree

a sign of things to come

pink and white blooms send a message

to all who walk around it

cheering as the children play

the apples 🍎 are coming on their way!