I’ve always written poetry… but far too feeble to share! However, as I also love other people’s poetry, I can at least share some of my favourite poems… and perhaps give some insight why I like them and they are important to me!

The Shout

Simon Armitage is a local lad, well, local to us when we lived in the north of England.He comes from across the Pennine Hills In Lancashire (the people of those hills, by the way had their own ancient language until well after the Norman Conquest) Simon was born in Marsden, a pretty little town in Yorkshire, in 1963 and was a probation officer. […]


A not scary poem!

I tried to teach a variety of poems to my students, including this one which has some wonderfully wacky and funny descriptions, and yet so perfectly describes an icy city. I first went to Paris when I was thirteen, to stay with some family friends who had a flat there. it was not a wholly enjoyable experience, they had a young child and a nurse-maid […]