A Poem for National Poetry Day

Not one of my own but a favourite I have not shared before: The Garden by Moonlight BY AMY LOWELL A black cat among roses,  Phlox, lilac-misted under a first-quarter moon,  The sweet smells of heliotrope and night-scented stock.  The garden is very still, It is dazed with moonlight,  Contented with perfume,  Dreaming the opium dreams … Continue reading A Poem for National Poetry Day

Today is National Writing Day

and funnily enough I'm celebrating by writing! Although I'm currently working on a first draft of an Arthurian themed novel that's been bouncing around in my head for years and now has decided its time has come I have also written something else today which I wanted to share. This poem is only on the … Continue reading Today is National Writing Day

In which I celebrate National Poetry Day

Well, you didn’t think I’d forgotten, did you? It will probably please you to know that I’m not going to subject you to one of my own attempts (although I do have a half finished sonnet - purportedly written by Sherlock, for John, during his years away - that seems to be calling to me … Continue reading In which I celebrate National Poetry Day

April 2013 is National Poetry Month …

... and so I've decided to post one of my favourite poems each day to my Live Journal account. If you'd like to see what has been posted so far, please click here and you'll be taken to my LJ to see all the relevant posts, most recent first.In case you are wondering where it has come … Continue reading April 2013 is National Poetry Month …

For the Fallen – My favourite things – 1 of 100 – Poetry

I’m pretty certain that nearly all of you will know the following lines from this poem: They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in the morningWe will remember them. Laurence Binyon wrote these words, along with six … Continue reading For the Fallen – My favourite things – 1 of 100 – Poetry