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Here you will find photographs, poems, a small selection of previously unpublished short fiction and a few examples of my illustrated poetry.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: 02-11-14

17 poems added to the Poetry & Prose pages
1 poem added to the Poetry for Kids page
1 poem added to the Modern page
1 poem added to the Gothic Fish page
Featured Poem changed

Featured poem:

FIRST FROST

Over night
a cold, damp cloth has wiped
the valley clean
and now it shines,
clinical,
its sheen like porcelain,
fresh-bleached,
where yesterday’s bright stains —
a late flush
of flowers —
lingered
the frost has been
at work
purging summer’s dregs
with antiseptic
fingers
down the U-bend
of the hills
spreading white
under shadowed rim
of woods,
and fields stretch out
their sheets —
hospital-bright —
all colour blanched,
all earth-smells gone,
leaving
every surface stinging,
free from taint,
chilled by the sterile air’s
cathartic touch;
its sharp,
hygienic shock.


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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Poetry & Prose

First Frost (Poetry)
02nd November 2014
Family Fiction (Poetry)
02nd November 2014
Epitaph (Poetry)
02nd November 2014
Evening Meadow (Poetry)
02nd November 2014
Rain Dance (Poetry)
02nd November 2014

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.