This week’s poem, Ode to Croquet, was written especially for the captains of the croquet team at Worth park, Crawley, Sussex, where I completed my writing residency last year.

Fire Eater

This is a poem I have written about the vast array of street entertainers.

Wedding Ann

This is a poem I have written about wedding anniversary names given for different years of marriage. 

 Operation Buccharest

Back in June 2017, I shared Broken Bone in Bucuresti, written around 18 months after my accident in Bucharest. Today I’d like to share Operation Bucharest which began its life while I was being operated on, awake, as I had a spinal anaesthetic. I’d be interested in comments regarding the difference between the two poems.

The Veteran

Dedicated to all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of their country with love and great respect from a grateful nation.