Windy Day

I wrote this poem several years ago – actually many years ago. I remember sitting in my car at the top of a windy Pennines hill to write it. In this poem I look at the monotony and grind of daily life that juxtaposes itself on the beauty that exists within those seemingly mundane moments. …

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Writing As Therapy

The Therapeutic Power of Writing Poetry: More Than Just Words on a Page Writing poetry is often considered an artistic endeavour, a realm of romantic impulses and expressive reveries. However, there’s an increasing body of evidence that suggests that the act of writing poetry can serve a deeper, more therapeutic purpose. In a world mired …

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We are living in an era when choices have to be made. Should we give up on the dreams of the past, the dreams where humans thought they were more than just the sum of their parts – should we go back to believing that there’s something special about us, something metaphysical? Or should we …

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Bumpy Path

I have just revisited this poem after writing it a few months (maybe a year) ago. I think it may have been last winter due to the references to potholes. I love writing poetry that challenges our reasoning and I think this one does. We lose sight of our natural spirituality when we imagine we …

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Yellow Flower

I like words to be clear and simple. Depth-of-meaning can be sought using simple words accessible to everyone. A poem shouldn’t require long convoluted sentences made up of rarely-used, acculturated words to experience a moment of deep connection with nature. It’s not just the well-read intellectual who can experience the beauty and depth of a …

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