I have been writing poetry for much of my adult life, sometimes in the context of holidays or seasons of the church's year. Some years I have produced a small folio of such poems, from which a few typical examples can be read in the links provided alongside.


More recently poetry has been written as part of the process of creating works of art which in part has comprised a major element of my exhibitions "Returning Journeys" and "Looking into Glory".

Pastel - "After rain, river Blyth"

From the Poem "River Blyth, Southwold":


Shadow there is but also white reflection

wheeling slick upon this running tide.

The young gulls are here, sailing to the estuary's

rapid sinking, banking light before

some low grey clouds, sucked of colour as can be

Galilee as I remember, ringed by sand and shell-crush.