I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world,
to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

Some of these poems are autobiographical, some are entirely fictional, and some are a mixture of both. The intention is art rather than self-expression. I don't allow factual details to get in the way of poetry! (I do seek emotional truth.) They are works in progress, and may be subject to revision without notice. Completed versions appear in my books. Nevertheless copyright applies to all texts found here. Copyright also applies to almost all photos posted here, most of which are my own, though a few are licensed under Creative Commons.
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11 May 2011

Written in Irritation

He left the group
he said
to deepen his study,
to understand
‘a poet’s mindset’.

We poets
just go on writing,
our unset minds
all over the place.


  1. your verse portraits blog is missing. did you back you? some blogger burp or is it taken down?

  2. Ooh, you scared me! No, I renamed it People in Verse. Wanted to get away from the 365 days etc. Thanks for noticing and caring. Because of your comment I had another look and realised I didn't like 'People in Verse' and it should of course be Verse Portraits — which now it is. :)