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Here you will find photographs, poems, a small selection of previously unpublished short fiction and a few examples of my illustrated poetry.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: 19-05-13
31 poems added to the Poetry & Prose pages
2 poems added to the Poetry For Kids page
Featured Poem changed
ONE FALSE MOVE
The barrel at her temple’s cold
grey steel pressed close to blushing skin
her heart beats young — the passion’s old
since time’s unravelled everything.
While reason falters fear slow-burns
inertia rules — threats hang unsaid
the ghost of freedom aches and yearns
but one false move and hope lies dead.
One false move and love is lost
she braves the bullet’s searing kiss
for every action has its cost
and truth’s the gun not aimed to miss.
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 husband has added extracts from ongoing novel projects to his website. If you'd like to check them out here are the direct links:
Creatures of Confound - Extract
The First Stone - Extract
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
Please buy this book, help Macmillan Cancer Support, and enjoy some wonderful poetry.
(Just click on the image below)
Poetry & Prose