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TYPICALLY BRITISH

'You trod on my foot!'
'I really am sorry...'
I smile, am polite (yes that's me)
I'm very well mannered
Don't rock the boat,
And it's all 'cause I'm British you see.

I'm stoic, act proper
Would not hurt a fly
Like cucumber sandwiches, horses and dogs
Love green rolling fields
Fish and chips, crumpets
(eschewing those horrid old fogs.)

I like castles and parcels
And spring sunny days
Roaring log fires
Odd British ways
History, cream teas
Oh how they please me
But grey skies and rain?
Oh how they tease me.

So though in my heart
There still lies a part
That stays quaint and all shades of green
The truth I'll impart
This is only the start!
I'm in love with the Spanish scene.

 

THE BEAUTY OF LAUGHARNE

My heart is large: expanded
enabling it to feel
the magic that is Dylan's place:
ethereal, unreal.

My eyes are large as lark's eggs
enabling them to see
the beauty that is all around,
oh blessed creature, me.

My ears are opened wide as gates
enabling them to hear
the call of crow and rooks
and other feathered peers.

My nostrils are dilated
enabling them to smell
some of spring's rich odours:
narcissi, moist bluebell.

I run my tongue around my lips
enabling it to taste
the mystery of the evening;
morning dew with which to baste.

And joyous in the morning sun,
I delicately trace
the rim of golden daffodil.
All nature I embrace.

Joy is planning on having a book of poems published towards the end of the year. She is also working on her husbands 'birth to marriage and sons' memoir, and very shortly WordPlay Publishing will be releasing her recent book 'THE CATALYST' about a couple caught up in one of the London 2005 bombings. Joy's web site address is http://joylennick.wordpress.com/ 

Meet The Author...
Joy Lennick
Who Am I?

Most important 'jobs:' wife and mother to three sons. Hooked on reading and writing from a young age (wrote a simple play in junior school: acted on the stage). Joined the library at seven and that was it; the love affair continues...

First worked as a junior secretary, then secretary. Favourite job: A publishing company, Kaye & Ward in the City of London.

Apart from the odd poem, letter and article in magazines, and one poem read on Bournemouth radio, had various poems published in anthologies and won a few prizes. Ran my own Poetry Club for a while. Published: Celtic Cameos & Other Poems.

Factual books published: Running Your Own Small Hotel, & Jobs in Baking & Confectionery (Kogan Page Ltd., London), Updated two other author's books. As Biographer:Hurricane Halsey (True adventure), Memoir: My Gentle War; Faction novel: The Catalyst. Several short stories published in WordPlay anthologies (one winning lst prize through 'Writing' magazine as the best writing circle anthology of 2012 in the UK). A Group Leader for Creative Writing for the U3A group in Torrevieja, Spain.
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