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Writing a wreath – adventures in poetry

From time to time I write poetry, though I wouldn’t want to encourage you to think I’m any sort of reliable guide. This blog post is about writing a type of verse called a wreath. Take from it what you can and disregard the rest. How many senses? A couple of weeks ago, my friend … More…

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A Villanelle for Ulla

A Villanelle for my mother-in-law Ulla Gustafssson who died from advanced Alzheimer’s disease on 9th April 2020

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The Pickpockets’ Ballad

The Pickpockets’ Ballad – a poem in the style of a ballad from the 17th or 18th century. Two pickpockets have a good day, till they meet a ghost.