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Here you will find photographs, poems, a small selection of previously unpublished short fiction and a few examples of my illustrated poetry.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: 04-10-15

61 photos added to the Horsham Portfolio Group (Horsham 7)
5 poems added to the Poetry & Prose pages
1 short story added to the Poetry & Prose pages (I Spy)
1 poem added to the Poetry for Kids page
Featured poem changed

Friend and guest poet Geoffrey Winch has 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:


I’ve been remembering all of today
strange — the date sticks in my mind
while others have faded away
this is the indelible kind.

It’s now such a long time ago —
forty-one years to the night
that we met and I still feel a glow —
the warmth of nostalgia’s soft light.

But you’ll have forgotten, I’m sure
you weren’t a romantic like me
and life is the ultimate cure
love’s affliction becomes apathy.

So, I doubt that you’ll give me a thought
as the hours slip by in a dream
like the tail of a comet that’s caught
in the eye’s photosensitive gleam.

Our affair a faint traceable arc
that lit up our youth’s distant sky
when we whispered our hopes to the dark
with scarcely a hint of goodbye.

How I wish we’d have taken the chance
just to see how it might have worked out —
this notion that one final dance
might put paid to the lingering doubt.

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

I Spy (Short Fiction)
04th October 2015
And The Winner Is...
04th October 2015
Catatonic (Poetry)
04th October 2015
The Tail Of A Comet (Poetry)
04th October 2015
Wear & Tear (Poetry)
04th October 2015
Exit Visa (Poetry)
04th October 2015
Lawn Ratio (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Cliff Fall (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Occupational Hazards (Poetry)
06th September 2015
The Last Word (Poetry)
06th September 2015
The Ghost Of An Idea (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Down The Drugway (Poetry)
06th September 2015
(Only A) Poor Pigeon (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Ring Of Trees (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Late Call (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Alone At Last (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Rain-washed Cat (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Strange Fruit (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Ginger (Poetry)
06th September 2015
One Rainy Night (Poetry)
06th September 2015
A Minute To Go (Poetry)
06th September 2015
The Villain (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Rebel Heart (Poetry)
06th September 2015
One More For The Road (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Ode To A New Housemate (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Born Killers (Poetry)
06th September 2015
There Go The Woods (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Ode To Dottie Ps (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Locating The Departed (Poetry)
06th September 2015
What Goes Unsaid (Poetry)
06th September 2015
Sunday Visiting (Poetry)
09th August 2015
The Vigil (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Uncollected (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Song For Cilla (Poetry)
09th August 2015
A Death Of Green (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Incommunicado (Poetry)
09th August 2015
The Aftermath (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Finale (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Going Hot And Cold (Poetry)
09th August 2015
The Abandoned (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Eavesdropping (Poetry)
09th August 2015
Purple Lupins (Poetry)
09th August 2015