Poems and Lyrics


I can’t remember when I first started writing poetry. It may have been back in my younger days, but I don’t remember any of it, and haven’t come across it recently. I know I wrote a few verses while I was a member of The Write Idea writers’ group. One such, Telephony, has a line or two that shows its age – younger readers won’t have a clue what I mean by ‘Radio Rented’, for instance. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at the world of communications technology – or it was, about two decades ago!

I have a few more like that, but I won’t link to them here – I’d rather give you ‘something completely different’. Here’s a poem I wrote that inspired me to start writing my fantasy novel, Darga’s Thorpe – I called it Dragon Days.

I have sometimes thought that perhaps some of my poems could become lyrics, if I could team up with someone who’s good at writing music. If anyone happens by here and would like to give it a try, I’d love to hear from them! Here’s one of my offerings that I thought just might be worth a go – North Wind.

And here is my latest offering, drawing on a series of powerful experiences I had while visiting the amazing sacred landscape of Avebury. This one is written specifically as song lyrics, which I’m hoping someone will one day set to music.