World Book Day

Today, 7th March, is World Book Day. Is this a day for a species facing extinction? As someone who has created a book, I suppose I should encourage you to go and save a book from extinction. Go and pick a book off a shelf at your library, indie bookstore or your own overfilled shelves.Continue reading “World Book Day”

If Turtles Listened to Jazz

If you were a turtle lady and you loved a turtle man It would not be odd in turtle-land if you had known the waves four hundred years and he another sixty-one; or he knew the beach for twenty, you the sand for forty-six; you each lost your turtle-hatchlings in the week you turned andContinue reading “If Turtles Listened to Jazz”

20 Poems That’ll Shine for You

My first volume of poetry is now available for purchase via http://www.blurb.co.uk/b/4110533-shining-in-brightness Enjoy the preview pages, then please share this exciting news on Facebook and Twitter. Here’s the book’s ‘blurb’: “Shining in Brightness” presents twenty poems about loss, love and growing up in quiet suburbia. These poems chronicle a young woman’s journey from 18 to early adulthood.Continue reading “20 Poems That’ll Shine for You”

A Handmade Heart

Handmade Heart   I never got a heart kitsched out of plump red silk or fluffy between grinning paws   My heart was curved out of wire. Two little hands threaded rows of beads terracotta to brown sienna sky verde vermillion   in bedside light my wire-heart hangs glinting only for me.   2002 —Continue reading “A Handmade Heart”

Ninja turtles strike again!

THWACK! Goes Shredder. Get him! Leonardo. Raphael and Donatello Bring out pepperoni. Michaelangelo is my favourite. He wears blue. Kick! Punch! Then lunch on pizza. (A good plan.) Now we are grownups We have forgotten THWACK! Punch! that pepperoni favourites wear lunch on Shredder’s pitch. Wear blue plan good and pizza kick. Long gone –Continue reading “Ninja turtles strike again!”