What About Raymond Carver?

Though Raymond Carver published only a handful of books in his lifetime, he is often considered one of the great American short story writers. Debate still exists as to whether to consider Carver a minimalist for his frequent use of sparse language, a voice of the working class for his commitment to ‘ordinary’ characters, orContinue reading “What About Raymond Carver?”

A love Poem

1          Love poem   My butterfly life, never settling with the flower of a wife, I wonder if I am capable of true love or if I am cursed to wonder. How my arms ache to hold, how my lips burn to kiss But, I do not want a butterfly wife. I don’t want aContinue reading “A love Poem”

Poems from writing retreat

I come from I come from ‘kiddy’ like From angel named and dad’s girl From ‘Ser Bear’ can have what she wanted. I come from Mums are so sensible From the smell of Jeyes’ Fluid and Tea Tree oil From dentist visits and “clean up please.” I come from having a silver cross and myContinue reading “Poems from writing retreat”

The phoenix and the rose

The phoenix and the rose How they stare in wonder How they speak in whisper Lookup to my brother Looking at your golden glamour Their awe you devour For it gives you the power And me my blood flower We, you and I know From the same ashes did grow We both had to travelContinue reading “The phoenix and the rose”

WEA Paint and Poem Workshop

Evening At Sea Come set sail with me in my green boat As our evening turns blue and we just float, Come let us drift to the remote. Don’t worry about the stormy sky All will fade as time goes by I know how life can make us cry So come set sail with meContinue reading “WEA Paint and Poem Workshop”