Poems from writing retreat

Mum Her home in two places can be One her family, is she? The other a mother. Life can be smothered I ritual suffered. Her fresh bread dedication A clean house meditation. Church and then home Regulated, lovingly grown. I fail. I fail the ‘I do’s.’ I fail to choose. I’m wanting more I’m takingContinue reading “Poems from writing retreat”

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”

Home?

Got the chance to work with some formerly homeless people in a poetry workshop last week and would like to share these two little gems;   The Tower Tall dark tower in the light of the fading hour Tall dark tower such a hunting power Tall dark tower a bell tower Tall dark tower underContinue reading “Home?”

Week 3 Creative Writing with WEA

Q In 400 words or less write from the title “when i was twenty” When I was twenty Twenty at last I’m no longer a teen. Today I have gone out on my own, out into London’s busy streets. Like a bird I glide on the wind, my mind going on its flowing and I’m glancingContinue reading “Week 3 Creative Writing with WEA”