Tag Archives: poetry


May 16th, 2017

The edges of things

Where the mountains meet sky Where rocks break sea Where skin touches skin And breath is breathed in Where a knife’s edge curls wood Where hands shape clay Where thought becomes form And beauty is made Where minds grow invention Where pen marks page Where words start stories And ink bleeds and fades Where streams […]


Jan 16th, 2017

It’s just a poem, ok. Mostly.

I don’t want to be angry any more, or sad, or exhausted I don’t want to feel resentment or despair Irritation, disappointment Fear But I can’t walk away I can’t not see, not know, not care I think I remember how to be happy Content At peace But I do not know how to get […]

Nov 30th, 2010

Put me doon! There’s gonna be poetry!*

There’s hasn’t been enough poetry in my life recently, mostly because I’m not reading to the kids as much any more. We start kids off with poetry and many of the books that I hold closest to my heart are full of the stuff. Yesterday a twitter hashtag wandered into my tweetstream and pretty much […]

Nov 20th, 2009

Busy day

I’ll tell you all about it later, meanwhile have some more Tim Minchin, because he is awesome and it saves Ariane from having to go looking for it. Click here if you can’t see the embedded video.

Sep 10th, 2009

Tom the poet

A Poem About Spring Birds singFlowers springTrees growingAnimals awakeningWater warmingNew life blooming by Tom aged 7 yrs (This was an optional part of this week’s homework. Tom never does the optional bits but he was inspired this time – he’s a big fan of Spring.)

May 22nd, 2009

Why it’s more than a week!

As I brought up my poor neglected blog to contemplate perhaps, possibly, perchance actually posting something, into my head popped “it’s more than a week!” instantly followed by an inner recitation of the following*: EmmelineHas not been seenFor more than a week. She slipped betweenThe two tall trees at the end of the green…We all […]