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.
Thank you for your comments. I read and appreciate them all, and reply here to specific points that seem to need it — or as I have the leisure. Otherwise I reciprocate by reading and commenting on your posts as much as possible.

All my blogs

General / Miscellaneous

SnakyPoet: a personal view
(incorporating my writer's journal)

WordsFlow Writers
(group blog)


The Passionate Crone (poetry)

Stones for the River: the art of paying attention

Poems by the Followers
(poetic collaboration)

Poets United 
 (as an administrator and columnist)


Cronewyze: On witchery, healing, and shifting energy

The Truth About Fairies
(experiences of psychic children — written with Andrew Wade)

Memoir Material

Shifting Fog: Dwelling with Dementia

The Widowhood Chronicles

Andrew Wade's blogs

The Magic of Life
(originally his interviews with remarkable people, which can still be read there; now Andrew's memorial)

The Game of Life (Memoir)

 A Life in Small Stones: observations, musings, etc.