Welcome to my website!




Here you will find photographs, poems, a small selection of previously unpublished short fiction and a few examples of my illustrated poetry. If you would like to leave a message or a comment you can use the comment forms beneath each of the photos in the Gallery, the Contact link or the Guestbook.

I am happily married to writer and photographer Simon John Harvey.

Site last updated: 16-06-15

2 poems added to the Gothic Fish page
1 poems added to Poetry & Prose pages
9 poems added to the Poetry for Kids page
1 poem added to the Guest Poets pages (Phyl Jackson)
Featured Poem changed

Friend and guest poet Geoffrey Winch has recently published his fourth collection of poetry.
Alchemy of Vision is published by Indigo Dreams and can be purchased through their website
www.indigodreams.co.uk, also available via Amazon, Waterstones and other online book retailers.
Anyone wishing to buy a signed copy direct from the author can contact him as follows:
Geoffrey Winch, Dolphin Cottage, 65 Downview Road, Felpham, West Sussex PO22 8JA
Payment: Cheque value £9.45 (includes P&P) payable to GD Winch, please.

Themed around the Arts, this collection encompasses a wide variety of subjects and interpretations: large and small, famous and lesser-known. Presented rather like a gallery of eclectic exhibits, there is a lot to look at and much to learn. And there's something for everyone to relate to, to think about, and to take away with them.

Four poems from the collection now appear on Geoffrey's guest page: Jazz Stripes by a Water's Edge; Home-Hunter; Negatively Charged; Standing Lion. These can only give a flavour of this so- carefully presented volume, with its iconic cover image. A truly class act.


Featured poem:

BIRD WORLD

He is there — half-hidden high among the leaves
his blush of feathers blurred by all that green
waving, moving, restless in a wind
that tugs and worries while he sits unseen
apart from me, yet close — I feel his stare
watching — for he knows I know he’s there.

He rides the branch — its dipping roller-coaster sway
his grip is sure despite the random ride
the heaving air’s deep swell and sudden counterflow
I feel its echo answer — the returning tide
as though our roles are switched sensation has me cling
to his small world where instinct governs everything...

And from that moment I am lost yet found again
I know the elements like my own blood
my vision’s sharpened to a simple bird’s-eye view
I’m free of fear so have no need of God
for time is meaningless — all thought is of the now
and hanging on to tree-life’s rocking, rolling bough.


There are a lot more poems and some short stories on the 'Poetry and Prose' and 'Poetry for Kids' pages. Just click the button on the main navigation bar.


My poem Hope's Flame (see here) appears in SOUL FEATHERS — a poetry anthology published in February 2011 by Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd to aid the work of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The compilation contains the work of many internationally-known names including Carol Ann Duffy, Bob Dylan, Seamus Heaney, Maya Angelou, Benjamin Zephaniah, Leonard Cohen and Sharon Olds alongside both established and first time poets, all brought together in support of the cause.

Based on the theme of Hope, and taking inspiration from lines written by Emily Dickinson —

"Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune -- without the words
And never stops at all”

— the poems in SOUL FEATHERS share, and compare, the common experience. The editors have done a superb job, and I am very proud to have a poem of mine in such good company.

SOUL FEATHERS is available from www.indigodreamsbookshop.com
Also from Central Books 0845 458 9910
ISBN 978-1-907401-36-7
Please buy this book, help Macmillan Cancer Support, and enjoy some wonderful poetry.

(Just click on the image below)



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Various locations
Various locations
[Last updated: 30th June 2011]
This group contains sets of photos taken in various towns, villages and places of interest. The thumbnail is from the most recent set.
Horsham
Horsham
[Last updated: 21st May 2009]
This group contains sets of photos taken around Horsham. The thumbnail features an image from the most recent set uploaded to this group.
Coastal locations
Coastal locations
[Last updated: 2nd May 2008]
This group contains sets of photos taken at coastal locations. The thumbnail features an image from the most recent set uploaded to this group.