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Here you will find photographs, poems, a small selection of previously unpublished short fiction and a few examples of my illustrated poetry.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: 22-02-15
7 Poems added to the Gothic Fish page
14 poems added to Poetry & Prose pages
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.
There was time life often drifted sideways
it took a sudden turn off the main track
the odd diversion — something lured or beckoned
and there was no real hurry to get back.
These days I tend to keep to well-marked highways
and travel straight along each given road
I can’t afford the luxury of long-cuts
time presses me — a heavy nagging load.
The years have got me going one direction
my route is mapped, each junction underlined.
I’m travelling towards some destination
unknown — a town it’s better not to find.
Too stubborn, though, to go the way I’m pointed
Fate’s compass needle’s stuck and will not shift
but down a twisting lane the sunlight sparkles ...
I wander off and feel my spirit lift.
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
Please buy this book, help Macmillan Cancer Support, and enjoy some wonderful poetry.
(Just click on the image below)