I am honoured and thrilled that my poem ‘The Time Before’ has been featured as a Guest Poem on their website by Acumen Poetry Magazine (it was previously printed in their celebratory 100th edition in March of this year).
Anxious, and trying to make sense of the situation late one night in the middle of the second UK lockdown, I was searching through the news headlines on AOL, and started playing around with them to see what I could come up with. These are … Continue readingNOT NECESSARILY IN THE RIGHT ORDER
Like so many other events over the past twelve months, the Learners Eisteddfod 2021 took place via a Zoom link, but it was still a very enjoyable and entertaining evening, a wonderful celebration of Welsh language and culture. This year, I decided to try my … Continue readingSEARCHING
The room is small and simple, just two single beds side by side with a chest of drawers and a fish tank on top. The beds are covered with quilted nylon bedspreads and we get shocks and see sparks if we turn over too quickly … Continue readingTHE DREAMING
It was an otter that led me to the banks of the River Dee in north Wales, to explore the magic and history of the celebrated ‘wizard stream’ of Milton and ‘silver clere’ waters of Spenser. The otter in question caught my eye whilst on … Continue readingFOLLOWING THE WIZARD STREAM
The morning of Saturday 15th August 2020 dawned sunny and fine, perfect for my drive to Hope Mountain Bed and Breakfast and the watercolour workshop I had booked in for. Travelling through the quiet country lanes of Cymau, blowsy and voluptuous with the dark, deep … Continue readingHOPE FOR THE FUTURE
With Hallowe’en just around the corner, I’m taking a look at the dark and mysterious tales surrounding two of our longest living and most iconic trees, the mighty oak and the venerable yew, both of which feature large in the collective mythologies of our islands, … Continue readingTALES FROM THE WOOD