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')

This blog is not, 'Here are my very best poems'. It's for work in progress, subject to revision.
Posts may be updated without notice at any time. Completed work appears in my books.

6 July 2011


She barged in the shop door
straight at me, was aware
I was there, stopped short,
side-stepped, ploughed on

all without meeting my eye
or even my face, intent
beyond me. I was obstacle, 
thing, irritation in her way.


  1. Thank you for joining Poets United. We look forward to visiting your blog and reading poetry. We also look forward to seeing you in our community.

    Ink runs from the corners of my mouth
    There is no happiness like mine.
    I have been eating poetry.
    ~Mark Strand

  2. Thank you for the warm welcome. I love the Strand quote!