Category Archives: Poetry

I write stories, and sometimes a story emerges as a poem.
I’m not sure what the difference is, although occasionally poems contain rhymes.

old

Click here to hear the poet read his words: old holding my mother’s handI’d walk to the swing parkthat was the big worlduntil the day I went to school in a tiethen I puffed my chest outand thoughtwow I am … Continue reading

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love and butterflies

Click here to hear the poet read his words: love and butterflies once upon a time I saw a butterfly drifting floating flitting whimsically twinkling through the brightly hued garden of life making me smile brightening my existence alighting for … Continue reading

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Venice

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Venice Sydney Opera HouseEdinburgh CastleSan Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridgesymbols of great citieswhich gladden the hearteveryone has a personal favouritefrom a thousand choiceshistory scenery romancethe world over and there isVeniceunique mythical silently … Continue reading

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inspiration

Click here to hear the poet read his words: inspiration my mind wanders to Venice San Francisco Aix-en-Provenceto the banks of the Somme and the Columbia Riversto the Snoqualmie Pass and Glencoeto Loch Lomond and the Puget Soundto the Mediterranean … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en 2022

Click here to hear the poet read his words: Hallowe’enaw Scotland’s scary myths and legendsfae Tam o Shanter tae Sawney Beancreep and slither yince mair fae the shadowseach year the nicht o Hallowe’en (interlude) nae bairn can contain their excitementas … Continue reading

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and then

Click here to hear the poet read his words: and then sometimes you drive me crazyI start to think that maybe I’llbe better off without youI wonder is this all worthwhile it isn’t easy getting closewhen we have long lived … Continue reading

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somewhere anywhere

Click here to hear the poet read his words: somewhere anywhere you saidwith a laughlet’s gosomewhere anywhere we went to Scalpsie Baywhere the sealsfeeding in the cold dark waters of the Clydeclambered onto rocksjust to see you pass and to … Continue reading

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a life in the day

Click here to hear the poet read his words: a life in the day this morningthe sun shoneand it was hot and lasted foreverbecause I had so much to dorunning learning and laughing this afternoonthere was a mixof blue sky … Continue reading

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if

Click here to hear the poet read his words: if ifyou were to walk the broad beachesbetween the rivers Ayr and Doonand farther to Greenan Castlegazing across the broad firthof the historic Clydetowards the the Isle of Arranwhere the Sleeping … Continue reading

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in dreams

Click here to hear the poet read his words: in dreams you’re mine… when you smilerain clouds flee in dark shameto stumble in tearsover distant oceans when you touch my skinmy heart swellswith the valour of centuriesof Pictish – or … Continue reading

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